Television documentary production
Getting into "doco" making
To gain the “track record” required to become something of a legitimate documentary maker (according to industry stalwarts), Richard had to write, film, present, direct, edit and post-produce his first film. This was out of necessity as no one is interested helping or funding a first timer. But he quickly realised that working alone was the best way to travel, get great interviews and that the new technologies meant he rarely needed help anyway. So what seemed like a daunting prospect became Richard’s signature modus operandi…..
Since 2000, he has produced and presented numerous programs for SBS Television, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, TransTV, Aurora and National Indigenous Television (NITV).
Excerpts can be seen here on YouTube
Troubled: A Personal Look At Northern Ireland (SBS Television) – recognized at the first one hour documentary to screen on Australian television made entirely by one person
Down Under Paris (SBS Television)
The Down Under 6-part series (SBS Television)
From A Trickle To A Roar: Alpine Stories (ABC radio, ABC2 television & ABC online)
The Return: Gulaga & Biamanga (National Indigenous Television)
From Tokyo To The Top (TransTV)