Dickie (aka Richard) was born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and this is where he studied art, later swapping pencil and brush for camera and film to study photography at Berkshire College of Art and Design, graduating in 1985. He then set up a studio on his parents' farm in Henley-on-Thames, converting barns into a drive-in complex for shooting advertising commissions for many major global brands.
Richard now shoots promotional videos, TV adverts and films. The completed shorts are screened on the Global Film Festival circuit and a few have gained accolade. Some have been screened at Cannes Film Festival in the short film category and others are still in pre and post production.
Richard has recently returned from a 2 week shoot in Iceland, filming with writer/director partner Liz Madgwick Howard. Together they run their own production company and Liz and Richard are on pre production of their first feature film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5149108/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Richard is also trained as a gimbal camera operator and has his own UAV drone and BNUC-S certified pilot, which as a 2 man team is a superb way of capturing aerial and tracking moving subjects.
"I love making films, it's largely a hoot! There is also a certain energy that arises from the combined efforts of the team all striving to make their project stand out, to be the very best it can be. It is a passion that lifts you high and pushes you through all the bad times when you are tired and emotional."