After a 13 year career in the British Army specialising in communications, IT and GPS systems, Richard joined RR Donnelly & Sons in 1990 where he was involved in business development work with companies such as MOTOROLA, Sun, Avery and IBM.
2000, he moved to Energis Squared, the technology innovation centre for the Energis Group to head up their application software provision programme. He was responsible for refocusing the emphasis of a 7 million pound project to the development of mobile phone applications and streaming video content on demand. His strong interest and belief in a strong future for video content across the internet eventually led him to leave IT in 2004 and setup NFD Productions.
Richard’s business development, marketing, technical, and project management skills from managing multi million pounds IT projects made him the ideal choice to fulfil producer and director roles in the various films NFD Productions have created so far and will do in the future. Richard always believes in being hands on and as such has worked long and hard over the years to further develop his skills to become a very competent cameraman, soundman, and Stereographer to further compliment his excellent directing and producing skills. Richard specialises in 3D and is a great believer in being a "3D Director" first and foremost. He also writes many of the scripts NFD use for their own films and customers with one film “Lots of Love Harry” he wrote the script for, filmed and produced being a Babelgum International film festival top 3 finalist in 2008.
In 2010 Richard created "Platform 2c" an online 3D soap TV mini series for the web, on demand and cable channels initially to help promote both NFD and the aspiring actors NFD train. After producing 5 Platform 2c mini TV series from 2010 to 2012 he switched the drive to producing full 3D feature films. The first of which was “Hollows Wood” 3D completed in 2013 and more recently “Jailhouse Dog” 3D completed on May 1st 2014 which had over 28k hits for the 2D version in its first month. Currently he is exploring positive opportunities for the 3D versions of both films in China and Asia. He is currently working on our own comedy “Sisterhood of the Red Garter” 3D feature film as well as a number of other big budget 3D cinema film projects he is looking at directing for in 2015. One of which “tears of glass” he created the original idea and story for.
Name: Richard Connew
Lives in: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: NFD Productions
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Innovator