Julian Richards

Julian Richards, (born 31 July 1968, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales) is a British film director. Julian Richards was born and raised in Newport, South Wales, where his father owned DIY retail store Handiland. Inspired by his uncle Rex Richards Hollywood acting career, Julian decided to become a film director and produced several short films on super 8 mm including The Curse Of Cormac, Gang War, Evil Inspirations and The Girl That Cried Wolf which was broadcast by the BBC in the "16 and Up Video Showcase". His early cinematic influences include horror film directors James Whale, Tod Browning, Terence Fisher, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Tobe Hooper and George A. Romero, in addition to Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg. In Newport, Julian attended St Julian's Comprehensive School and Gwent College of Higher Education where he studied Art & Design Foundation. In 1985 he attended the film school at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art where he directed two Super 8 mm shorts "Time" and "Infanticide" and two 16 mm shorts Pirates and Queen Sacrifice.


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