About Richard

About Richard

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Multi award-winning writer/director Richard Fenwick lives and works out of the UK. His work can be chiefly characterised by bold, imaginative storytelling, an eclectic range of styles (romantic drama through to science fiction) and a sharp, satirical wit.

Richard began his film-directing career back in 2000 after a background in motion graphics led him to direct his first music video for the band Death in Vegas.

Many critically acclaimed music videos followed as well as work for commercial brands. In this period Richard was nominated for best new director at both the Music Creative & Design Awards in London and the Kinsale Advertising awards in Ireland.

With an eye on theatrical features Richard shifted focus to the writing and directing of short films in 2004 and in a relatively short period of time built up an award-winning portfolio of exciting short film work, including the films Artificial Worlds, The Box, Love Letter, Cherry, Safety Procedures, Albert’s Speech and 10 short films in a series called User Guides.

So far this work has screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide, on numerous television channels and won many awards; marking Richard out as a rising star in the International film world.

Over the past few years Richard has been honing several feature film scripts, including, indie sci-fis, Slow Light and Lifelike, and psychological thriller, Silence.

Awards & Nominations

Arts Council Award, Culture Awards, 2013

Songs From The Shipyards (shared with The Unthanks)

Finalist, Best Short Film, Fujifilm Shorts Competition 2009

Albert’s Speech

Winner, IFTC World Tour Award 2008
Best Visual Innovation in Experimental Film
Best Visual Innovation in Animation / FX

Artificial Worlds V.3.0

Winner, Best Foreign Film, cortoLovere Film Festival 2007

Love Letter

Finalist, Best Short Film, 16th Kodak Film Awards 2007

The Box

Screen International, Stars of Tomorrow 2007

Shortlisted, Best Short Film, Rushes Soho Shorts 2007

The Box

Runner-up, Best Documentary, Rushes Soho Shorts 2007

What We’ve Found Out About Stem Cells

Silver, Best DVD, Rose Design Awards 2006

What We’ve Found Out About Stem Cells

Shortlisted, Best Short Film, Rushes Soho Shorts 2006

Love Letter

Winner, Audience Award, 22nd Short Film Festival Hamburg 2006

Safety Procedures

Finalist, Best Short Film, 15th Kodak Film Awards 2006

Love Letter

Winner, Best in Show, Digital City 2006

Artificial Worlds V.3.0

Winner, Smirnoff Experience Reel Talent Award 2005

Love Letter

Nominated, Best Music Video, Rushes Soho Shorts 2004

Funeral For A Friend – She Drove Me To Daytime Television

Nominated, Best New Director, Kinsale Advertising Awards 2002

Finalist, Best Video, MTV Dance Awards 2002

Timo Maas – To Get Down

Nominated, Best New Director, Creative and Design Awards 2001

For Sales & Distribution for the following short films please contact:

Shorts International
T: +44 (0)207 613 5400
E: simon@shortsinternational.com

For:

Love Letter
Artificial Worlds V.3.0
The Box

onedotzero
T: +44 (0)207 729 0072

For:

Albert’s Speech
The USERGUIDES® Series

Any other film:
E: info@richardfenwick.com