Richard Elson

Richard Elson

Elson Media Ltd
Director, Screenwriter and Editor

London, England

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November 2015
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About Richard

Richard is an award winning director, writer and editor for broadcast, film and theatre. Having worked in features, TV drama, documentaries and commercials, as well as West End and fringe theatre, he brings a broad range of experience and creativity to projects.

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  • Late

    Late (2015)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Drama) Director Charlie is running out of time as she pieces together memories of a seaside holiday and a crisis she never saw coming...

  • A Christmas Star

    A Christmas Star (2015)
    Film by Richard Elson (Family) Director, Writer Born under the Christmas Star, Noelle believes she has the gift to perform miracles, so when conniving developer McKerrod threatens her peaceful life she and her friends determine to use this gift to thwart his plans and save their village.

  • Hunted

    Hunted (2014)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Horror) Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer

  • Reflections

    Reflections (2014)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Horror) Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer

  • Guilt

    Guilt (2013)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Horror) Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Production designer Following a passionate affair Eve becomes consumed by guilt and tormented by demons. Driven to the point of madness she must do all she can to resist them and not succumb to the evil within.

  • Scrutiny

    Scrutiny (2013)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Thriller) Director, Writer, Producer

  • Venus

    Venus (2013)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Horror) Director, Editor, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer

  • The Shoot

    The Shoot (2013)
    Film (short) by John Foxen (Horror) Producer, Cinematographer

  • Agatha Christie's Poirot

    Agatha Christie's Poirot (2013)
    Television (Drama, Mystery, Crime and Thriller) Editor This whodunit series based on Agatha Christie's crime novels and short stories, is named after its star sleuth, Hercule Poirot, a famous former Belgian policeman, who settled for good in London after the war, soon so famous as an infallible private detective that he becomes a society figure in his own right. In each episode Poirot gets to solve a crime mystery -mostly murder(s)- for a paying client or otherwise catching his attention, generally along with his faithful English sidekick Captain Hastings and/or his Scotland yard 'friendly rival' Detective Chief Inspector Japp. Written by KGF Vissers

  • SatanV

    SatanV (2011)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Horror) Director, Editor, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer A loved-up couple head off to the countryside for a weekend of passion but their Satnav has other plans for them.

  • The Dorset Toothclaw Massacre

    The Dorset Toothclaw Massacre (2011)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Horror) Director, Writer, Producer, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew Two couples on a road trip are thrown into a battle for survival against a deadly new breed of monster.

  • M.I.High

    M.I.High (2008 - 2011)
    Television by Keith Brumpton (Drama and Family) Director Four school children work for MI9, and fight against a criminal agency called skul.

  • Sket

    Sket (2011)
    Film by Nirpal Bhogal (Crime) Editor When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the volatile and damaged man-hating Danielle. Written by Anonymous

  • Reverb

    Reverb (2008)
    Film by Eitan Arrusi (Horror) Editor A struggling rock musician wants to get his career back on track, so he locks himself and his band in a recording studio overnight to come up with new music. In this process the group ends up sampling an old recording with an ominous voice hidden inside the track. As more frightening events occur, the band try to unravel the truth behind the hidden plea on the record leading to a life or death battle with evil. Written by Anonymous

  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl

    Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2008)
    Television by Lucy Prebble (Drama) Editor Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

  • Spooks: Code 9

    Spooks: Code 9 (2008)
    Television by David Wolstencroft (Action and Drama) Editor Set in 2013 Britain, following a devastating terror attack on London, this drama from the makers of Spooks follows the lives of young MI5 officers fighting to return Britain to normality. Britain in 2013 is a highly monitored world, which spills I to everyone's private lives. MI 5, the new secret police, defend the realm. Society is tense - watching and being watched all the time. But this level of protection comes at the cost of liberty, and a new generation of young, trained spies are fighting to regain that liberty. Full of personal hope, they are fighting for everyone's freedom. With more underground working methods, more rogue and immoral officers than today, and deeply competitive - their missions call for a new brand of heroism. But who can they trust? Written by briskate

  • The Sickhouse

    The Sickhouse (2008)
    Film by Curtis Radclyffe (Horror) Editorial department In London, the archeologist Anna Ash is informed by her Professor Joan Holland that the excavation site at the Sixteenth Century Ludgate Orphanage, where she is researching the Cult of the Black Priest during the Great Plague, will be demolished on the next morning to contain the contamination since it has been found the Y.pestis in the digging. The stubborn Anna breaks in the building at midnight expecting to find any substantial evidence that could stop the demolition. Meanwhile, four drugged punks hit and run with a stolen car and they hide inside the building. They are haunted and attacked by a ghost and one of them, Clive, is wounded. When Anna stumbles with the hoodlums, she realizes that Clive is contaminated and needs help. But soon they find that they are trapped in the building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • I Love London

    I Love London (2007)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Animation) Director, Editor, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Visual effects Lonely farmer John is looking for love, no matter how strange. Captivated by the bright lights of London he embarks on a dazzling affair that ultimately proves too much for his simple demeanour.

  • Nearly Famous

    Nearly Famous (2007)
    Television by Holly Phillips (Drama) Editor, Visual effects Teen Drama set in the fictional Salanger School for performing arts in London. Four students; Owen, Lila, Kate and Joe try to make something of themselves.

  • The Spirit

    The Spirit (2007)
    Film (short) by Joseph Fiennes (Drama) Editor

  • Roman Mysteries

    Roman Mysteries (2007)
    Television (Drama, Family, Fantasy, History and 1 More) Editorial department Follows four children in Ancient Rome who solve a number of exciting, dangerous and challenging mysteries.

  • Sleuth

    Sleuth (2007)
    Film by Kenneth Branagh (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Visual effects Two extremely clever British men are in a game of trickery and deceit. Andrew Wyke, an aging famous author who lives alone in a high-tech mansion, after his wife Maggie has left him for a younger man; and Milo Tindle, an aspiring actor, equipped with charm and wit, who demonstrates both qualities once again. When Wyke invites Tindle to his mansion, Tindle seeks to convince the former into letting his wife go by signing the divorce paper. However, Wyke seems far more interested in playing mind games with his wife's new lover, and lures him into a series of actions he thoroughly planned in seeking revenge on his unfaithful spouse. Written by Postalj (Taken from Sa'ar Vardi's post)

  • The Real...

    The Real... (2006)
    Television (Documentary) Editor

  • Ultimate Force

    Ultimate Force (2006)
    Television by Chris Ryan (Action and War) Editorial department This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, infiltrating an anti-capitalist group set on assassination and a life-or-death bank siege are among the missions facing the troopers as they put their lives on the line at the sharp end of Britain's most elite fighting force. Henno's reputation is at stake when an operation goes wrong in the complex political jigsaw of Northern Ireland. There is a tragedy on a combat survival weekend and the team find their skills, stamina and close-knit bond pushed to the limit when they are sent to hunt out a suspected war criminal in Bosnia. Written by Anonymous

  • Calling for a Voice

    Calling for a Voice (2005)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Family and Fantasy) Director, Writer Anna makes a desperate cry for attention in her matriarchal family, leading her into a dangerous and magical world.

  • Chromophobia

    Chromophobia (2005)
    Film by Martha Fiennes (Drama) Editorial department Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are in order to become public because of the family's long date friend Trent, a journalist faithful to his ideals who, put under pressure by his editor, is looking for a "sexy-scoop"... Written by johnnyber

  • Spotters

    Spotters (2004)
    Film by Roger Hopkins (Documentary) Editor 'Spotters' is a fly-on-the-wall comedy documentary. Shot over a twelve-month period, it follows three engaging 'vintage transport' enthusiasts across the UK as they pursue their amazing and eccentric interests, unleashing their very un-PC opinions on the modern world. The storyline is structured into themed chapters, in which the characters brilliantly express themselves on a wide raft of issues, and deliver hilarious views on their loveable way of life and differing political leanings. Chris the bus enthusiast, Clive the plane-spotter, and Jim the train-spotter, are the freshest and funniest team of reality-show performers ever, and a new broom antidote to endless documentaries on make overs and gritty social issues. Written by Roger Hopkins

  • The Best of 'So Graham Norton'

    The Best of 'So Graham Norton' (2004)
    Video by Steve Smith (Comedy and Talk-Show) Editorial department Graham Norton introduces highlights from the first three series of his Channel 4 chat show, including previously unseen footage.

  • Bollywood Star

    Bollywood Star (2004)
    TV Movie by David Dehaney (Documentary and Music) Editorial department

  • Alfred Russel Wallace

    Alfred Russel Wallace (2003)
    Video by Richard Elson (Drama) Director, Editor, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Music department

  • Missed Call

    Missed Call (2003)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson Director, Editor, Writer Irate and seething with rage, a businessman gambles with all that is dear to him for the sake for a 'phone call...

  • Waves

    Waves (2002)
    Film (short) by Richard Elson (Drama) Director, Writer A computer programmer courts a woman who wants a break from the aggressive men she gets into relationships with. Once she has the 'geek' she quickly tires of his persistent sweetness and constant affections. She insults his lifestyle and convinces him to live a more hedonistic life. In an effort to please her he changes his life to become more 'exciting'. As a result of his change he becomes more like the aggressive men she normally sees. Their relationship falls apart as does he, unable to cope with the pressures on his insecure character. Written by Richard Elson

  • Si Graham Norton

    Si Graham Norton (2002)
    TV Movie by Jon Magnusson (Comedy and Documentary) Editorial department Graham Norton introduces this documentary about Mexico. He stays in Mexico City with a family of Mariachi musicians and meets a variety of interesting personalities, including witches who strip him naked and spit tequila all over him. While exploring the city, Graham loads up on love spells with pornographic-sounding names at a street market and tries to arrange a meeting with the President of Mexico and visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Written by Anonymous

  • Team Sanchez

    Team Sanchez (2002)
    Television (Action, Comedy and Reality-TV) Editorial department An extreme version of Jackass. From naked paintballing to ear stapling Pritchard, Dainton, Joyce and Pancho will go to any lengths to cause serious damage to themselves and each other.

  • Dinotopia

    Dinotopia (2002)
    Television (Adventure, Family, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • When Two Won't Do

    When Two Won't Do (2002)
    Film by Maureen Marovitch (Documentary) Producer It takes viewers on an intimate road trip across North America - from a polyamory conference in the Catskills, a swingers' convention in Las Vegas, to long-term multipartner families in California. Along the way, the filmmakers try to learn from these relationship veterans, while navigating their own fledgling polyamorous relationships. The results are as giddy, painful, sad and loving as real life tends to be. Written by Anonymous

  • The Weakest Link

    The Weakest Link (2001)
    Television (Game-Show) Editorial department This is the Australian edition of the weakest link, where Cornelia Frances keeps contestants on their toes, in the same style as Anne Robinson in both the USA, and UK versions of the show. Written by Adrian

  • Ah-So Graham Norton

    Ah-So Graham Norton (2001)
    TV Movie by Ian Denyer (Documentary) Editorial department This one-off TV special follows the exploits of camp comic Graham Norton on a visit to Tokyo. Staying with a Japanese family, he explores the city's seedy side, visits the home of a famous Japanese make-up artist, and has an embarrassing experience with an electronic toilet/bidet. Written by Robert Hampton

  • Friends Like These

    Friends Like These (2000)
    Television (Documentary) Editorial department Two teams of friends compete in practical games and tests for the chance of winning a dream holiday.

  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998)
    Television by Steven Knight (Game-Show) Editorial department The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the questions get harder, the prize money increases, until at last the lucky (or smart) contestant reaches the million-pound prize. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Awards

  • Challenge Alexa finalist ('The Sound of Fear') / Arri Media / Directors UK
    (2016)

  • Challenge Amira finalist ('The Other Side') / Arri Media / Directors UK
    (2014)

  • ACE Documentary (for 'Shadow Trade')
    (2012)

  • Challenge Alexa finalist ('Talk To Us') / Arri Media / Directors UK
    (2012)

  • Kenneth Branagh award for best drama / Windsor Fringe ('Walking')
    (2010)

  • Filmaka / LoveFilm best Film (for 'I Love London')
    (2008)

  • End of the Pier Film Festival (for 'Missed Call')
    (2005)

Education

  • Arts University Bournemouth
    (1998-2001)

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