Richard is in high demand all over Ireland (and sometimes in other countries too!). He has shot multiple weddings in every county in Ireland.
Richard has been booked out year after year since he started shooting wedding films. Right from the start.
Richard started writing screenplays at age ten. He picked up a writing award for a short film script, 'Crescendo', in 2008. He continues to develop his passion for filmmaking and storytelling, and plans on shooting more narrative films in the future. Right now, most of his time is taken up with wedding filmmaking.
Richard was voted 'Wedding Videographer of the Year' by the brides and grooms of Ireland in Ireland's first ever online wedding awards, 'The W'Oscars', (Real Weddings.ie). In the same same year he was also shortlisted for 'Wedding Videographer of the Year' at the 'Weddings Online Awards'.
In 2008, Richard was ranked among "the best videographers in the world" by Martin Rhodes of the 'DV Awards', when he won 'Outstanding Wedding Videography' and 'Best Demo Reel'. It was the first time that an Irish entrant won in the category of 'Wedding & Event Videography'. According to the 'DV Awards' press release, judges "were seasoned professionals in the industry with an average of over 20 years experience".
Richard trained in filmmaking and screenwriting at 'The New York Film Academy' in America (widely regarded as the best film school in the world), 'The Hollywood Film Institute', and at Liberties College in Dublin. Since he was 15 years old, he has taken literally dozens of workshops and courses covering an entire range of filmmaking disciplines. Richard has attended filmmaking workshops taught, or has been personally tutored by, minds as diverse and acclaimed as Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, Gabriel Byrne, Billy Crystal, John Truby, Dov Simens, Craig McKay and Sir Ben Kingsley.
Richard is delighted that most of his work comes as a result of word of mouth. Many times throughout a year Richard is recommended by previous clients, photographers, hotels and other wedding suppliers who have enjoyed working alongside him and appreciate the manner in which he chooses to work on a wedding day.
Based on the sheer number of enquiries, bookings, word of mouth referrals from clients, photographers, hotels and other wedding suppliers, training, acclaim and level of craftsmanship, it's safe to say that Richard is at the top of his profession and is among the best in his field in Ireland.
Richard stops talking in the third person when you finally speak to him.
This is Ace. He's the 'Bride & Groom Films' mascot. He keeps Richard company when he's editing, and barks when the phone rings.