Richard Stanley (film director)

Richard Stanley (film director)

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Richard Stanley (born 22 November 1966) is a film director and screenwriter born in South Africa.

Richard Stanley currently works and lives in London, England.

Music videos

He has worked on music videos for bands like Fields of the Nephilim, as well as directing a 50-minute length video for Marillion's concept album, Brave, which has since been released on DVD. [ [ | MUSIC - Discography - Before First Light | The Official Marillion Website ] ]

In April 2006, it was announced he is to direct a new music video for Fields of the Nephilim's latest studio album, Mourning Sun. Fact|date=March 2007


He has directed two feature films: "Hardware" in 1990 and "Dust Devil" in 1993.

Stanley contributed to the screenplay for the 1996 film "The Island of Dr. Moreau" but was fired as director at Val Kilmer's insistence and replaced by John Frankenheimer; the film was nominated for the 1996 Golden Raspberry Awards in several categories, including "worst picture" and "worst screenplay". [ [ The Official RAZZIE Forum: 1996 RAZZIE® Nominees & "Winners" ] ] During this period he also turned down the director's chair for "Judge Dredd" (1995) and "Spiceworld" (1997) [ Richard Stanley (I) - Biography ] ] which both earned a number of Razzie nominations and one win. [ [ - Home of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation ] ] [ [ - Home of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation ] ]

He has since completed two documentary films, "The Secret Glory" in 2001, examining SS officer Otto Rahn's search for the Holy Grail and "The White Darkness" in 2002 which examines voodoo practices in Haiti. Following several festival screenings worldwide, both documentaries appeared in the "Dust Devil" DVD box-set, released by Subversive Cinema in September 2006. [ [ Fangoria - America's Horror Magazine ] ]

His most recent efforts include a number of short films released online. The sci-fi story "The Sea of Perdition" premiered in October 2006 at the Festival de Cine de Sitges, and has since been made available through the editor's MySpace. [ [ Vidéos MySpaceTV : The Sea of Perdition par Maria ] ] This stars Maggie Moor who co-wrote and stars in another short film by Stanley, "Black Tulips", which is available online from her site. []

Stanley, working again with Moor, has a feature film in development, with the working title "Vacation", which he intends to film in the Canary Islands in 2007. [ [ Vacation / Development Hell [Between Death and the Devil ] ] The plot involves an American couple holidaying in the Middle East when nuclear war breaks out. He is also pencilled in to direct a 2008 film he wrote, called "Bones of the Earth", about a veteran from the recent wars in Afghanistan on a Scottish deer hunt gone wrong. [ [ The Bones of the Earth (2009) ] ]


He is the great grandson of African explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley..


External links

*imdb name|id=0822582|name=Richard Stanley
* [ Richard Stanley] at MySpace
* [ Between Death and the Devil - The unofficial Richard Stanley Website]
* [ "Not Coming to a Theater Near You" interview with Stanley]

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