Here you will find a collection of films written and Directed by me. From Short Films to music videos. Both current completed and in development projects will be found here. Directing, as laborious as it may often be, is the ultimate creative endeavour. Typically, I’ll write a script and manage the entire production from that point – doing shot lists, scene breakdowns, shooting schedules etc., making sure things go a smoothly as possible shoot day. My background in postproduction also allows me to also act as VFX supervisor on set. Of course, nothing goes to plan on a film set, but this reality is only part of the challenge that lends to the medium’s exceptional gratification.
Colleen has spent over 25 years in and around the theatre community both directing and acting. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to work and learn from this talented production team on another type of creative medium
Filtered tells the story of family and the realities of a society filled with misinformation. It’s loosely based an original concept by Daniel Tysdal, a friend I made during my time at film school. His piece was an experimental short that pushed the idea of deception and how easy it is to be deceived in today's world.
This idea resonated with me and I was driven to take that tory into a real-world setting: showing how far such things could be taken and wrapping it with the realities of social media. At the same time, I wanted to convey the importance compassion and how what we feel can often be misplaced when we fail to see the whole picture.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY BRENTON RICHARDS PRODUCED BY JULIA KOSTIK CINEMATOGRAPHY BY JONATHAN ELLIOT
MAKEUP BY KATIE MINNIS PRODUCTION DESIGN BY KAROLINA PODCZASI MUSIC COMPOSED BY SZYMON KUSIOR CASTING BY SAMMY AZERO STARRING MARLENE VIEIRA LESLIE TYSHA DRAKE COLLEEN SIMM RICHARDS CHUANG
BASED ON NO FILTER NO MAKEUP BY DANIEL TYSDAL