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Richard was born in Spain, then grew up in the Midlands, developing an early interest in photography and cinema. Richard cut his professional teeth directing music documentaries before moving into promos, tv, music videos, commercials, short films and scripted television.
Richard directed four seasons of the award winning and critically acclaimed scripted comedy series, Crackanory, directing over 40 stories, Crackanory was written by some of comedy’s most ingenious writers and starred a great ensemble of actors, celebrities and performers.
Also comedy wise he directed the Sam Simmons mini series “Wallstud” for Channel 4 and the taster ep of 'Murder In Successville', which was commissioned by BBC3 and went on to win a BAFTA.
Further comedy credentials were earned by directing the Sky Comedy Short ’The Rug' for MERMAN with executive producer Sharon Horgan.
His short film ‘No Ball Games’ had a great festival run including Clermont Ferrand, Cannes SFC, Raindance, East End FF, Aesthetica, Razorreel, & Fantastisk, after which it gained a cinema release then picked up for distribution by Origine. It is now on Vimeo demand and Amazon.
Richard has made branded films/content/commercials for AMAZON, MASERATI, THE BRITS, APPLE, FIFA, EA SPORTS, FORD, SONY, ADIDAS, PEPSI, TESCO, EUROSTAR, HIVE, GREY GOOSE, NotOnTheHighStreet, SUGRU, Carlsberg, BBC & Scottish Government to include a few.
Richard has also worked as creative director for comic relief, commissioning a series of short films for the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
GOLD - Drum Roses 2020 - Drive like Gran's in the car advert
Chair Award - Drum Roses 2020 - Drive like Gran's in the car advert
Broadcast Press Guild Award - Crackanory
Broadcast Digital Award - Crackanory
Rose D’or - ITV’s Orange Playlist - Series Director
Bronze - Epica 09’ - Online - Puppy Pulling Power - Sony Ericsson.
Bronze - One Show Branded Entertainment - Puppy Pulling Power - Sony Ericsson.
Cannes lions 09' Cyber Lion - One Show Branded Entertainment - Puppy Pulling Power - Sony Ericsson.
AMA Music Video - Jay Sean - DOWN
Including reaching no.1 in the USA billboard chart, amassing over 250 million YouTube hits and making it into VH1’s top 10 videos
AMA Music Video - Jay Sean - Ride On It
Richard has further short & feature projects in development and is represented by
Rattling Stuff & Greenroom Films
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