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On the one hand, I want to create images and performance that dig deep into the mind of the viewer - that question the way they perceive and think and to play on their emotions - and on the other hand I simply want to tell a good story well...’

David’s experience ranges from helicopter stunts to underwater filming; cgi shoots to serious performance drama. He’s an intuitive director - enthusiastic, passionate and energetic with an intelligent insight into script, performance, design, lighting, camerawork and music.  His work has taken him all over the world from L.A to Moscow and he’s still allowed back in some countries!

David has the special ability to create an amazing 'look', to visualize feelings through images, exact superb performances from actors, produce edge-of-seat tension, evoke emotion, direct award winning action sequences, deliver imaginative design and attention to detail, all with an energy that create superb, first rate award winning drama and commercials. 



 


CURRICULUM VITAE 

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CURRENT POSITION:

Producer, Writer & Director for DreamWolf Films.  See www.dreamwolffilms.com 

 Co-writer TV Series with Danielle Alexandra (G.I. Jane, Chicago Hope, Quantum Leap), 'Edge of Justice'.

Writer/Director 'Gentlemen & Players' (from the novel by Joanne Harris).

Commercials Director for 'Happy Hour Productions'.


PAST POSITIONS:

 

Executive Director Mersey Tv. Responsible for directing ‘specials’ for Hollyoaks and New Productions & Pilots.

Director 'Shameless', Company Pictures/Ch4

Producer Music/Arts BBC

Producer/Director QED BBC

Producer – Hollyoaks

Producer/Director of the New Hollyoaks  feature length Video/dvd.

Producer/Director Grange Hill

 

RECENT PRODUCTIONS AS DIRECTOR:

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Shameless                                                 Company Pictures

Let Loose                                                   All3Media/Ch4/E4

Hollyoaks – Late Night Ghost Story.           MTV/Ch4

Indecent Behaviour - film/dvd.                    MTV/Momentum Pictures.

Moving On – 2 eps.                                    MTV/Ch4

Eastenders - 18 eps.                                  BBC 1

 

PAST PRODUCTIONS AS DIRECTOR:

Ian Dury                                             ITV Granada

The Brodsky                                      ITV Granada

Brookside  -  Special editions.           MTV/Ch4

Courtroom                                        MTV/Ch4

Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror.             BBC/HBO

Hollyoaks   -  Special Editions.          All3Media/Ch4

Grange Hill.                                       MTV/Ch4


The Shock of the New.

Enya - Pop video.

The Welsh Voice.

The Celts.

QED.

Omibus.

Arena.

Southbank Show.

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INTERACTIVE VIDEO GAMES:

A Question of Sport – with Des Lynham – BBC Worldwide.

Dr. Who – BBC Worldwide.


 

MUSIC DOCs:


David has worked with Ian Dury, Tony Wilson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Enya, The Brodsky, Sean Ryder & Opera North.

His film with Ian Dury, ‘This England’ was briefly banned by ITV Granada ! 



AWARDS/ NOMINATIONS:

 

British Soap Awards – Spectacular Scene of The Year 2002/3/4.

British Soap Awards – Best Episode 2002

EMMY  - Best Documentary Series.

RTS nomination.  – Best Documentary.

Zagreb Film Festival - Best director.

BP Arts/Journalism award - Best Film.

 

And finally a bit of trivia….

 

Guinness World Record for ‘Longest on-screen Kiss’!


Press Notices

SHAMELESS.

"If that Mickey Mouse is Al Quaeda then I'm… Alcholhol free!"

"The BAFTA AWARD WInning Series reverts to original form with the first in the new series." - GUARDIAN


HOLLYOAKS

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"These special episodes take Hollyoaks into new territory that could put the Bond franchise to shame - the tension is gripping and the action amazing and like Bond manages to keep its tongue firmly in it's cheek."

These 4 special episodes Produced & Directed by David Richardson gained the largest audience for Hollyoaks ever recorded.


OMNIBUS.

“A work of pure genius”. - THE SUNDAY TIMES

 

THE SHOCK OF THE NEW.

“It’s the greatest series on art ever made”.  BEN LEWIS - 2006.

 "The TV Series 'The Shock of the New' changed the way people thought about art".   GUARDIAN 2009.

“The best documentary series of the of the decade".   ALAN YENTOB.

"The Shock of the New" - graced with a title that still resounds in a 100 later punning imitations, is the best series on art yet made for television." SUNDAY TIMES  -  Aug. 2012.

“My favourite series of the decade”.  VERITY LAMBERT.

“A Landmark series”   DAILY MAIL.

“This is an extremely exacting form and has been brought off only twice in Lord Clark’s ‘Civilisation’ and Robert Hughes’ ‘The Shock of the New’.”   DAILY TELEGRAPH.

 

 

THE CELTS.

"His vision combined with an evocative score by Enya bring the past to life." IRISH TIMES.

Television as it should be.”  THE SCOTSMAN.

“Magnificently ‘tongue in cheek’.”  THE OBSERVER.

“Beautiful to watch”.  DAILY MAIL.

"A Wunderkind."  FRANK DELANEY

 

CLIVE BARKER’S A-Z OF HORROR.

“Now I have seen the future of Horror.” STEPHEN KING. NY TIMES.

 

NB:  David's first tv programme,‘The Shock of the New’ in a year 2000 poll of British and American critics for THE TELEGRAPH and NEW YORK TIMES of the best 100 tv programmes ever made was voted 49th. Positioned either side were ‘The Prisoner’ & ‘Monty Python’.

 


 

 

 

 

© David Lewis Richardson 2017       david@lewisrichardson.com