About

Richard is an award winning director. Born in Spain, he then grew up in the Midlands, developing an early interest in photography and cinema. He cut his professional teeth directing music documentaries at MTV 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.

Flexing his comedy muscles he also 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. Not that he mentions that much.

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 and was 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

WINNER
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

WINNER
Broadcast Press Guild Award - Crackanory

NOMINATED
Broadcast Digital Award - Crackanory

NOMINATED
Rose D’or - ITV’s Orange Playlist - Series Director

WINNER
Bronze - Epica 09’ - Online - Puppy Pulling Power - Sony Ericsson.

WINNER
Bronze - One Show Branded Entertainment - Puppy Pulling Power - Sony Ericsson.

SHORTLIST
Cannes lions 09' Cyber Lion - One Show Branded Entertainment - Puppy Pulling Power - Sony Ericsson.

WINNER
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

WINNER
AMA Music Video - Jay Sean - Ride On It

Richard has further projects in development & is represented by Rattling Stuff & Greenroom Films for commercials