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
2015-2019 DYING TO LIVE
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.
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.
Firelight Films. Microdocs for cross platforming. Distributed by Discovery Asia
2004-2008 GOD MADE THEM BLIND
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
1 hr part of Before It’s Too Late Series
Discovery International and Granada. Funded by Screen Australia, ScreenWest & Granada.
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