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Riccardo is a Director, Producer, Editor and Portrait Photographer working in documentary and fiction. He has worked across all sectors of the industry for over 15 years. He was mentored by the founder of Salon Pictures, Nick Taussig (McQueen, Churchill, Audrey) and then worked for Salon as Head of Scripted and In House Creative developing, producing, editing and selling film and TV until Salon folded in January 2023. Ric is now freelancing and currently working with Embankment Films directing documentary ‘Dwarf Story’ (2023) a film giving a voice to the dwarfism community to talk about how they have been represented in the media throughout history, how that has influenced society’s views and the repercussions of certain treatments on the rise for children with achondroplasia.

He directed feature documentary ‘A Space in Time’ (2021) with Nick Taussig, to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The film was BFI backed, theatrically released, and was nominated for “Best Single Documentary” at the prestigious Grierson British Documentary Awards in 2022 and won best director at the Nottingham International Film Festival 2020. The film was acquired by Amazon Prime in the UK and US and now available on BFI player. It garnered positive reviews in The Guardian, Total Film, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound and many more A Space in Time Reviews.

In 2024 he will be launching ANIMA, a new trans-media Production Studio and Creative Development hub dedicated to making more commercial scripted genre projects in the UK and continue making and raising the profile of documentaries for global audiences. Whether it’s a film, TV series, audio project or any other medium, ANIMA will work to support underrepresented stories and creatives by helping them from idea stage all the way through to making and selling their projects. 

As well as editing his own films, he also edits for other productions, most recently BAFTA Cymru nominated Apple TV + Original documentary (in association with the BBC) Charlie Mackesy: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, the Horse and Me available on BBC iPlayer in the UK and Apple TV + globally. Artist and illustrator Charlie Mackesy takes us on a journey through his life, revealing the events that inspired his bestselling book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse and the making of the Oscar winning animation of the same name. 

As an editor he has worked with notable Directors including Rob Savage (Host, Boogeyman) and Kate Herron (Loki). Editing short films that have screened all around the world including ‘Healey’s House’ and ‘Dawn of the Deaf’ which was also selected for Sundance 2017. He also edited short documentary For Love and Legacy which was selected for Tribeca 2022. 

He has two more feature documentaries in development as Director. BODY+MIND an experimental, immersive experience about living with chronic and invisible illnesses and LOVE, a film that explores love from the perspective of sex workers and people who work in the adult film business.

Riccardo’s style is a mix of free flowing and beautiful considered compositions. His work has been described as intimate, sensitive and insightful. It mostly focuses on the human condition and raising awareness. He often uses metaphors and poetic imagery while focusing on the emotional side of the human psyche. He creates immersive work that helps make abstract ideas and situations more accessible to a wider audience. 

He lives with various chronic conditions including Crohn’s disease. This has shaped his worldview and the way he presents his art with empathy and an inquisitive mind. He uses an observational and conversational style that isn’t rooted in bias or agenda, focusing on giving people a platform to tell their side of the story and their truths.


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