A graduate of The National Film School Julian Richards short film trilogy Pirates (1987), Queen Sacrifice (1988) and Bad Company (1992) won Best Film at the British Short Film Festival before being televised by BBC Screenplay Firsts. His television career started when still only a first year student he was invited to direct In with the Rent (1990) a Playhouse for BBC Wales. After film school Julian directed A Mutter of Voices (1994) a docu-drama about genocide in Rwanda for BBC2, and twelve episodes of Liverpool soap Brookside (1982) for Channel Four. In 1994 Julian adapted the novel Calling All Monsters for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and in 1996 he wrote and directed his debut feature film Darklands (1996) starring Jon Finch, Rowena King and Craig Fairbrass. This brooding tale of underground paganism won several awards including The Melies D'Argent for Best European Fantasy Film 1997. Richards second feature, conspiracy thriller Silent Cry (2002) starring Emily Woof, Doug
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Keith, Robert, Charles and Cyril were instrumental in helping to launch my career as a film director. Without their support four of my films might never have been made. It is my understanding that everything they did to procure finance was within the boundaries of the law at the time.
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