Kelvin Richard

Directors of Photography

Kelvin is an experienced BAFTA nominated Director of Photography who has worked on numerous TV dramas, feature films, factual entertainment and music productions.

He has photographed many successful and acclaimed productions each with their own creative and technical challenges. TV dramas include Postcode, for which Kelvin was BAFTA nominated, the award winning documentary The Stephen Lawrence Story (Director/Cameraman), the BAFTA nominated documentary, Who Do You Think You Are? researching the life of Olympic Athlete Colin Jackson and multi award winning commercials at CannesChoose A Different Ending and Who Killed Deon? Most recently Kelvin has been working on the BAFTA nominated CBBC series Hetty Feather including work as DoP on all exclusive broadcast and online material.

With more than 20 years wide-ranging experience, lighting and operating single camera, as well organising multi camera set ups, Kelvin has filmed in over in over 20 countries with local and UK crews.

Kelvin is a member of BECTU and previously had the privilege of being a BAFTA judge: Photography – Factual and also Production Design for Drama.

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Director of Photography

BEYOND BLOOD Royal Roots TV Director: Greg Odutayo
Producer: Debbie Odutayo
POSTCODE Zodiak Media/BBC BAFTA Nominee - Children's Drama

Director: Stewart Orme
Producer: Tom Mullens
WALTER'S WAR BBC Director: Alrick Riley
Exec Producer: Ruth Caleb
Series 18, Block 27
BBC Director: Shani Grewal
Producer: Lee Thomas
SIMPLE! Sandra Boyce Management Short Drama
Director: Michael Buffong
Producer: Sandra Boyce
SOLACE Enharo Productions Short Drama
Director/Producer: Richard Cocoa
TARGET Heavy Soul/Film Council Short Drama
Director: Dee Allen
THE FIXER Kudos Film & Television/BBC (Main Unit - Dailies)
Director: Alrick Riley
HUSTLE, Series 2 Kudos Film & Television/BBC (Main Unit - Dailies)
Directors: Various including Alrick Riley
Exec Producer: Simon Crawford Collins

Director of Photography, Second Unit

HETTY FEATHER, Series 2 CBBC TV (+ 2nd Camera - Main Unit)
Directors: Chloe Thomas, Delyth Thomas
Producer: David Collier
Exec Producer: Alison Matthews
HETTY FEATHER CBBC TV (+ 2nd Camera Main Unit)
Directors: Paul Walker/Chloe Thomas
Producer: Paul McKenzie
Exec Producer: Foz Allan
FOYLE'S WAR Eleventh Hour Films/ITV (London Unit)
Director: Stuart Orme
Producer: John Chapman
SPOOKS, Series 6 Kudos Film & Television/BBC Director: Alrick Riley
Producer: Katie Swindon
TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION, Episodes 15 - 19 La Plante Productions/ITV (2nd Unit - Dailies)
Producer: Paula McBreen
BABY FATHER, Series 2 BBC 2 Director: Alrick Riley
Producer: Anne Edyvean

Camera Operator

SPOOKS, Series 4 Kudos Film & Television/BBC Director: Omar Madha
Producer: Katie Swinden
HOTEL BABYLON Carnival Films/BBC Director: Alrick Riley
Producer: Christopher Aird
NAVID AND JOHNNY BBC (2nd Unit - Dailies)
Director: Tony Dow
Production Manager: Jane Ashford

Lighting Cameraman

The Stephen Lawrence Story. Channel 4 CRE Media Award
Reggae Britannia. Series. BBC2
Talkin The Talk. San Francisco Festival International Award
Stephen Wiltshire - The Human Camera. September Films
Roots Remembered. BBC 4. Screen Nation Award
Who Do You Think You Are? (Colin Jackson) Wall To Wall / BBC1 BAFTA nominated
Your Life in Their Hands (2nd Camera) Henry Marsh. BBC1. RTS Award
Fighting Back- the Michael Watson story. 1 hour special. BBC2. RTS Award
UK Music Hall of Fame - Series 1 & 2. C4
Whistle Blower. BBC1
My Childhood (Nigel Benn) – Endemol Scotland
South Bank Special – George Michael. ITV
Lord Byron (Drama Reconstructions). C4
Be a Formula One Driver – Series. Channel 5
Faking it Insurance Man to Stuntman. ITV. RTS Award
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music (3 part series). BBC2
Heart of Harlesden (8 part series).BBC2
Jazz World (Series 8 part). Sky TV
Transworld Sport – Several series – IMG / Channel 4
Raising Tennis Aces- the Williams Sisters story. 1 hour special – C4

Director of Photography.

WHO KILLED DEON? (Anti Knife Crime)
Dir Simon Ellis. Prod Co Mad Cow Films
Winner 3 x Silver Creative Circle Awards 2011 and 20+ other creative awards

Dir Simon Ellis. Prod Co Mad Cow Films
Winner 3 x Gold Cannes Lions Awards 2010 and 20+ other creative awards

Commercials filmed in Egypt
Toshiba Electronics, Coca-Cola, Fanta
Persil, Nestle dairy products, Mercedes Benz -
Director Sherrif Sabri. Prod Company: Video 2000 (Egypt)

Director of Photography.

LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD Series 1 and 2 as DoP. 12 week TX Series. Channel 4 UK / Sundance USA.
Directed by Annabel Jankel.
Over 36 unique looks for multi camera live performances including:
Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Brian Wilson, Elbow, Mary J Blige, James Blunt, Primal Scream, Massive Attack, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, Brian Adams, Muse, Ray Lemontagne, Randy Crawford, Wynton Marsalis, the Gypsy Kings, Dave Mathews, Leanne Rhymes, the Killers, Dr John, Josh Groban, John Mayer, The Zutons, Muse, The Kooks, Dave Gilmour, The Feeling, Craig David, Sheryl Crow, Stereophonics, David Grey, The Black Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Fratellis, Alanis Morissette, Ben Harper, Martha Wainwright.

Ella Eyre, Rixton, The Kooks, Panic! At the Disco, Rita Ora, A$ap Rocky, Amelia Lilly, Misha B, Ne-Yo, Angel, Diddy Dirty Money (Puff Daddy)

INTRODUCES – 3DD / Channel 4 / MTV
Emile Sande, Cher Lloyd, Jamie Woon, Joe Jonas, Modestep, Nicola Roberts, Labrinth, LMFAO, Katy B

360 SESSIONS – 3DD / Channel 4
Jay Sean – USA, Nelly Furtado, Alpha Beat, Cover Drive, You Me At Six

Director of Photography.

Elbow Live. HDTV Live. Director Annabel Jankle
Paul Carrak Live at Air Studios. Director Annabel Jankle
Nintendo 3DS launch (Sky TV) DIR: Marcus Viner
Paul Carrak at Abbey Road. Director Annabel Jankle
Komodo Dragons. Natural History. Dir Annabel Jankle

BAFTA Crew Member

Experienced in shooting the following formats:
Broadcast Video: 3D, Tapeless; (Alexa, Almeira, RED Dragon, RED Epic, Sony F55, Panasonic 35 Varicam, Canon C300), High Definition, Digital Beta. Canon 5D / 7D.
Film: 35mm, Super 16mm, Super 8mm.