Ricardo Jacques Galé was born in Havana, Cuba.
He began his career as a production assistant in Miami, before moving to Los Angeles to attend USC Film School. Ricardo worked as a Film Lab technician, Key Grip, Gaffer and flew a Steadicam for 10 years.
Roger Corman gave Ricardo his first opportunity as a Cinematographer. Ricardo has shot in Beirut, Greece, Macedonia, Kenya, Norway, Panama, Belize, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and the Philippines. He also speaks fluent Spanish.
Ricardo's projects have won numerous awards including the François Chalais Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the International Critics Award at the Toronto Film Festival for “West Beirut“ and Best Cinematography for “Touching Home.”