Filmmaking

Anything we planned would have been thrown out the window  

Anything we planned would have been thrown out the window   

Richard directed the documentary film Five Days on Lesvos which, through the prism of a five-day period in 2015, addresses the movement of hundreds of thousands of people across a small Greek island to seek refuge. The film was produced by Samantha Brown. Richard spoke to me about the motivation to tell this story as well as the challenges of working in such an unstable context.  

It sold out every session!

It sold out every session!

Act of Kindness is a first person documentary about Sven Pannell's search for a man who helped him while he was traveling in Rwanda over ten years ago. Here the producer and co-director, Costa Boates takes us behind the scenes on the trials and tribulations of post-production and filmmaking in the modern context.