Ralph W. Hemecker is an American film and television director, writer and producer. He is well known for his work on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time; and for The CW superhero drama The Flash.
In 2000, Hemecker founded Mythic Films, a full service feature film, TV and commercial production company. After directing Witchblade, Hemecker served as the showrunner, writer and producer for the subsequent television series. The series aired from 2000 to 2002.
Hemecker has amassed numerous credits in television, directing episodes of Renegade, Dead at 21, Millennium, Numb3rs, V, Blue Bloods, and Nikita; as well as directing a number of television films.
After his directorial debut with an episode of America's Most Wanted in 1990, Ralph Hemeceker directed the hit TV series, Silk Stalkings, from 1991 to 1994. He also worked as a director on Renegade, shooting 11 episodes from 1992 to 1995. In 1994 he directed the feature film Dead On and episodes of the series Dead at 21 and Fortune Hunter. He helmed his first pilot in the 1995 to 1996 television development season, Pacific Blue. During the season he directed episodes of Vanishing Son, Strange Luck, and Kindred: The Embraced. He also directed the television feature Rolling Thunder in 1996. In the 1996 to 1997 development season he directed the pilots for Roar and Lawless. He also joined the crew of Millenium as an episodic director for the first season. Millenium was created by Chris Carter. He also directed an episode of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In the 1997 to 1998 season he directed two further episodes of Millennium and an episode for Carter's earlier series The X-Files. In 1998 he directed the television feature Blade Squad and the film American Dragons. In 1999 he directed the television feature The Wonder Cabinet.
In 2000 he founded Mythic Films, a full service feature film, TV and commercial production company. Their first project was the television feature Witchblade, for which Hemecker served as the director. The project was based on a comic and a television spin-off was also commissioned. Hemecker served as the Executive Producer and show runner for the project. He co-wrote and directed the series pilot. The show lasted for two seasons from 2001 to 2002. He continued to write and direct frequently over its run.
After Witchblade he returned to episodic television when joined the crew of Numb3rs as an episodic director for the fourth season in fall 2007. He returned to direct a further two episodes for the fifth season and three episodes of the sixth season. He also directed an episode of Ghost Whisperer in the 2009 to 2010 season. In the 2010 to 2011 season he directed episodes for the series Blue Bloods, Vampire Diaries, V, and Nikita.
Since 2011, he has been directing episodes of the smash hit ABC TV show, Once Upon a Time, including the 2012, 2013, and 2014 season premieres which were #1 in the Nielsen ratings during their respective weeks.
Known For: The Flash (2014-2016) | Once Upon a Time (2012-2016) | Witchblade (2000) | Witchblade (2001-2002)
Comedy, Mystery, Thriller