Richard has always had a great passion for all forms of media entertainment – stemming from early cartoons and the many childhood film greats, it has continued through to this day. Having firstly completed a certificate in Media Studies in 2004, he went on to attend the National Film School of Ireland and graduated with a BA Hons. degree in Film & Television Production in 2009. Since then Richard has gone on to set up his own production company with three other alumni from the NFS in 2011. Whilst relatively new to the professional scene during the last two years Richard and his company have gone from strength to strength creating a diverse and broad range of content for TV and online. With the arrival of RTÉ’s “Format Farm” initiative and in attending the EMC, Richard looks to further his ambitions and expand his knowledge of format development and all other elements of television programme making.