Richard is a Writer, Filmmaker and Artist living in Brighton UK. His work has been described as engaging and imaginative. An innovative builder of worlds.
His interests include science-fiction, fantasy, the work of early film pioneers, dystopia versus utopia, the dynamics of the extended family, Edwardian and art nouveau periods in art and culture, the mythic voyage of the hero/heroin and early twentieth century travel and technology.
GULLUN DRIFT feature Screenplay 2020
Gaelic Otherworld drifts into 1980s Australia.
Gullun Drift is my second Screenplay. A crime-fantasy-action set in 1980s Australia in a fictional New South Wales town called Gullun. A coming of age fantasy inspired by stories of the Gaelic otherworld, traditional music and the clan ancestry of Scottish Australians.
AIRBORNE - THE TRIALS OF NINE feature Screenplay 2018.
Airborne is my first feature screenplay based on 1920s aviation, set in an alternative world. A poisoned wasteland of walled cities and a power mad overlord hellbent on immortality.
Can Luke and Anna save the last Satyr Nine before Oberman sacrifices him to the immortality machine. They’re taking on the AIRBORNE might of Metropia. On a crash course to the edge of the world—to the Electric Shield Wave––all they have is each other and one far out Auntie.
Winner of Best Feature Screenplay Amsterdam Int Film Festival, Award winner World Series of Screenwriting. Finalist at eight Int ilm Festivals including Oaxaca FF 2019, Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards 2020, and Pitch Now Screenplay Contest 2019.
CINEMA MYTHICA short film 2015
Orphan Arianne’s extraordinary voyage to a mysterious cinema by the sea. Through strange landscapes to encounters with mythical beings, that prove to be the key to unlocking the mysteries of her true identity.
Inspired by the techniques of theatre and early cinema, period design, historic locations and mythologised forms of nature.
Nine International Film Festival Selections. MAC Underground Film Festival Brazil - Best Music Award. 10th River Film Festival Italy - Italian translation.
FORTESQUE'S FINEST HOUR short film 2013
Fortesque's Finest Hour is based on the art of the spectacle, this award winning film is inspired by early 20th Century Filmmaker George Méliès. The story of Fortesque, alone and unhappy, who goes on a metaphysical journey to discover his heart.
Brighton Big Screen Student Selection Nominee June 2014.
Latitude Film Festival Final Selection Runner-up Feb 2014.
George Eady Prize June 2013.
The Nagoya University Honourable Mention Award June 2013
The Seoul National University Korea Prize June 2013.
The University of Brighton 2013 – 2015
MA Arts & Design by Independent Project (Film) - Distinction.
The University of Brighton 2010 – 2013
BA Hons Illustration (Moving Image) - First Class Honours.
University of Brighton Alumnus Award Nominee 2014.
Brighton & Hove City Achiever Award October 2010 for Art Foundation.