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Ricardo is a professional drama and documentary filmmaker. He joined Leeds Trinity University in 2008 and specialises in Writing and Directing for Film & TV; Editing; Cinematography and Visual Effects.
As a freelance Producer/Director, Ricardo makes content for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 for programmes that have included SHAMELESS and THIS LIFE. He has created ‘Behind the Scenes’ documentaries for a number of British Dramas and continues to remain closely involved in the industry.
In 2019, Ricardo released his short film Re:Tension, which explores the reality of how racism, racial harrassment and micro-aggressions can function in academic institutions. made with students at Leeds Trinity University. The film was nominated for Best Educational Film at the Learning on Screen Awards.
The accompanying Re:Tension Toolkit has received
- Winner of Whatuni Award 2021- Equality and Diversity;
- Nomination for THE Awards - for Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity;
- Advance HE - commended for good practice as highlighted in Leeds Trinity University's R.E.C. Award 2020.
Teaching and Administration
Level 6: Advanced Short Film Production
Level 5: Drama: Concept to Practice
Level 4: Core Production Skills
Visiting Lecturer - Directing for Screen - Leeds Beckett University
Freelance Prod/Dir. - Day Break Pictures, Kudos, World Productions, Company Pictures
Assistant Producer & Single Camera Director - Granada Television
I am interested in the development of co-created films onthe theme of Social Justice. To write, produce and direct, evidence-based dramatic narratives, that provide a professional for learning environment for both students and external associates.
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