Richard is Managing Director of Libertine Pictures, an independent film and television production company founded in 2013, and based in Auckland and Wellington. He has produced, and executive produced a range of feature films, documentaries and TV series. Richard is currently in production on a Netflix Original series and in post-production on the feature musical DAFFODILS. He is also executive producing VAI, a feature film made up of eight 10-minute short films each written and directed by Pacific female filmmakers: and the documentary feature and TV series COLOURS OF CHINA.
Richard's other credits include 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 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.