Mob: 0417-189-323
Internationally: +61 417189323
Email: aquarius33@bigpond.com

About

Aquarius Productions is an International award winning  Western Australian company based in Margaret River, that produces provocative factual programming, specialising in character driven, social issues and  natural history documentaries that have a positive impact on people, society and the environment.

The company’s director Richard Todd is attracted to stories that require a very close and personal relationship with a central character . As a director and cameraman he has the ability to be ‘let in’ to complex and difficult to film situations in a pursuit to reveal story-lines closer to the bone.

Aquarius Productions works with  International TV companies and distributors including the ABC, TBS, Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic, Granada and France 3. The company has also co-produced in Australia, France and the U.S.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

I have spent the past 25 years gaining as much experience as possible in the main areas of production including credits in producing, executive producing, directing, shooting, sound, writing, researching, editing & impact producing.

WORK RELATED EDUCATION

2019 Master’s Degree WA Screen Academy ECU

2012  ScreenWest/Pozible Crowd Funding Workshop

  • How to produce I phone Applications. Melbourne AFTRS

2004  Arista –writing treatment workshop

  • Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop AFTRS

2002  Beat the Budgeting Blues-FTI

  • ScreenWest Producer Attachment ABC Nat Hist Unit
  • Documentary Marketing Masterclass AFTRS
  • Location Sound Seminar FTI
  • ScreenWest DOP Attachment Hannan Productions

1998  Diploma Small Business Studies

1997  Japanese Advanced Credit Level 5

1996  Divemaster Certificate

1991  Diploma Photo-jornalism

1984  Diploma Photography New York Institute of Photography

 EMPLOYMENT HIGHLIGHTS

2015-2019 DYING TO LIVE

Producer/Director/DOP/Impact Producer

Feature length documentary & 1 hr SBS/Viceland. Distributed in Australia by Madman/Demand Films and internationally by Sideways Films. Funded by Screen Australia, Screen Qld and ScreenWest.

 2011-2015 FRACKMAN

Producer/Director/DOP/co-writer/Impact Producer

Feature length documentary. Funded by ScreenWest, Screen Queensland & Screen Australia. Distributed in Australia by Tugg/Madman. Internationally by Kew Media.

2010-2011STORM SURFERS 2 NZ.

Director/cameraman/editor

Firelight Films. Microdocs for cross platforming. Distributed by Discovery Asia

2004-2008 GOD MADE THEM BLIND

Producer/DOP/Director/Editor/Writer

1 hr Documentary ABC Compass Program. Funded by AFC & ScreenWest.

Distributed by ABC

2005-2008 GANJA QUEEN- Schapelle Corby’s Inside Story

DOP /Field Director

IKandy Films. 2 Part Series Channel 9 and HBO USA

 2007 ROTTNEST’S KEEPER & SALMON SOUTH

Executive Producer /DOP

2 Part Series. France 3 Thalassa co-produced with MVC Paris. Funded by Thalassa & ScreenWest.

1997-2001WHALESHARK-GYPSY OF THE DEEP

Producer/DOP

1 hr part of Before It’s Too Late Series

Discovery International and Granada. Funded by Screen Australia, ScreenWest & Granada.

REFERENCE

Janine Hosking IKANDY PRODUCTIONS 0411275112