Richard Waters is a Dublin born director and Avid certified editor. The filmmaker made his feature film directorial debut with 2013 romcom The O’Briens. The film has appeared in festivals worldwide, winning the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at theprestigious Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 and being award both the Best Ensemble and Audience Award for Best Film at the Idyllwild Film Festival 2014. The film is on sale nationwide in Ireland and is available on Video-on-Demand in the United States, where it received over 12,000 views in its first week on Hulu.
Gaining attention for his short comedy documentary, Living And Dying On Stage, and following it up with the popular horror-comedy short Lovely Dinner (official selection of Galway FilmFleadh 2010), Richard took a change of pace by preparing an experimental short film entitled Into White for his UK exhibition in 2011. In early 2012, along with producer Alison Scarff and fellow filmmaker Michael McCudden, Richard co-founded the production company Weird Pretty Pictures, producing the mystery-thriller Sodium Party (currently appearing in festivals worldwide and garnering positive reviews), as well as a stream of high concept music videos for Irish artists.
Richard works in TV, is an Avid certified editor, and enjoys living near the seaside.