Richard has more than 20 years’ experience in international film and television production. He has produced and executive produced a range of feature films, documentaries and TV series, including Daffodils, Yellow is Forbidden, Belief: the Possession of Janet Moses, Wild Survivor, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, The Last Ocean, Boy, Under the Mountain and River Queen. His productions have played at major international festivals including Berlin, Melbourne, Shanghai, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca film festivals and he has worked with a range of partners including the BBC, Disney, National Geographic, Netflix, TVNZ and Twentieth Century Fox.
Richard previously worked at the New Zealand Film Commission as Head of Business Affairs and in distribution in Australia for Beyond Films and in the UK for the Feature Film Company.
He has extensive domestic and international relationships across all sectors of the screen production industry. He has practical experience of film and television drama and factual production, financing and distribution in multiple jurisdictions. In addition, Richard has considerable experience in successfully managing the requirements of government funders, private investors and distributors.
He is Co-President of the New Zealand Producer’s Association (SPADA) and is a former member of the New Zealand Film Commission NZSPG Certifying Panel. In 2009, he was the recipient of the SPADA Independent Producer of the Year award and in 2017 he received the SPADA/Data Book/SCREENZ Industry Champion award.
For more information about Richard’s background and experience, visit his page at www.nzonscreen.com