Date of Birth: 12.8.1969
Address: 36 Grant St, Dayesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
Phone: +61 400 748 864
In the late 1980s and early 1990s Richard was an active member of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group. During this time, he was interested in narrative film making and made three long works on super 8 and 16mm. He then detoured into academic life for 7 years studying philosophy, first at La Trobe (where he received the David Hume honours prize for philosophy in 1995), then with an APA scholarship to undertake a PhD at the Australian National University (with a period in Germany).
After philosophy, Richard moved to Daylesford, built a house, and studied
music and botany (privately) for some years. In 2005 he returned to filmmaking,
but this time in the experimental/abstract cinema direction. In 2006 he
and his partner started 'nanolab' as an artist run film laboratory offering
super 8 processing. In 2009 he began submitting his films in international
film festivals. Richard also helps to convene the Artist Film Workshop
- a screening and educational forum in Melbourne for encouraging the use
of film in art practice. He has run numerous AFW workshops both at nanolab
and at AFW in Melbourne.