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Riccardo is a filmmaker working in documentary and fiction. He directed feature documentary ‘A Space in Time’ (2021) with Nick Taussig, to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The film was theatrically released, 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 originally acquired by Amazon Prime in the UK and US and now available to watch for free on Waterbear. It garnered positive reviews in The Guardian, Total Film, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound and many more A Space in Time Reviews.

He is the co-founder and creative director of Production Studio and Creative Development Hub, Anima Entertainment in the UK, focusing on producing commercial scripted genre projects and documentaries for global audiences. Riccardo is also proud to be a full BAFTA member and BIFA voter with a keen interest in supporting underrepresented stories and talent. 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 as a Development Producer, In House Creative and in Talent Recruitment developing, producing, editing and selling film and TV until Salon folded in January 2023

Most recently he directed and edited documentary ‘Dwarf Story’ (2024) for  Embankment Films exploring the repercussions of certain treatments on the rise for children with achondroplasia and the part media representation has played in influencing society’s viewpoint. A one hour special will be released by ITV in the UK and a feature length version is due for a theatrical run internationally. 

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. 

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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