In a career in excess of 25 years including a 12 year period as one of Henson UK's lead animatronic designers, Richard has consistently produced work of the highest quality to compete on the world stage, producing animatronics to match the best made anywhere in the world. For Richard, the quality and finish of what goes on the inside is every bit as important as the outside look of the product. This care and attention throughout leads to greater reliability and less stress on set. Something we all apreciate.
Since moving to Vancouver he has become a member in good standing of both IATSE and UBCP, which qualifies him to work on the vast majority of productions that come to Vancouver, one of the best production locations in the world for it's wide range of locations and numerous studios.
Recently partnering with Werner Pretorius to open 'Amazing Ape Productions'
with a well equiped, well stocked machine shop and generously sized sculpting studio,
we are able to take a on project of almost any kind from design to completion.
If you are looking for a bespoke build or simply need local crew to maintain/perform props, creatures, mechanics etc. on set, we can help.
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