Filmography

RICHARD MORDAUNT – FILM BIO

Producer, Director, Writer.

Richard Mordaunt is one of Australia’s most experienced Documentary film-makers, producing award winning documentaries, often as collaborations with other film-makers, which have been shown worldwide.

Before arriving in Australia in 1979, his film-making began in 1965 when he established Lusia Films in London, making six groundbreaking films in the UK. Using the first silent lightweight Éclair Cameras, he and Peter Whitehead were the first independent film-makers to capture these important times.

1966 ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS – HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

1967 SWEET SOUL MUSIC – Otis Redding’s last concerts in the UK.

1967 PROCOL HARUM – Whiter Shade of Pale

1968 VOICES – A portrait of Jean Luc Godard filming the Rolling Stones in 1968 during the Paris  Student uprising.

1969 IRELAND BEHIND THE WIRE Parts I and 2

1973 SEEDS OF A NEW LIFE – The work of Dorothy Heathcote, the UKs legendary drama teacher.

1979 RICHARD MORDAUNT EMIGRATES TO AUSTRALIA WITH HIS FAMILY

1981 STEPPING OUT Produced & directed by Chris Noonan,

Co-Producers Richard Mordaunt and Jane Hanchel.

Edited by Richard Mordaunt, Music by Keith Jarrett.

‘This film is one of the most honoured documentaries in Australian film history and is destined to be shown around the world’ Philip Adams.


READ  RICHARD’S  FULL  FILM  BIOGRAPHY  ON  THE BIOGRAPHY  PAGE…


 

SALVATORE ZOFREA – A MASTER OF LIGHT

This film tells the Life Story of Salvatore Zofrea, one of Australia’s great painters. From his studios in Sydney and the Blue Mountains to his birthplace in Southern Italy, the film follows Salvatore’s story as he creates ‘Morning Light’, the first of three 100 foot long giant circles. These monumental artworks are reminiscent of the work that Monet did at the end of his life.

This is a hugely inspiring artist story of Salvatore’s life.  A brilliant artist.

Produced and Directed by Richard Mordaunt

Producers – Kim Mordaunt and Diana Barbara,

Executive Producer – Franco Di Chiera, Co Producer – Milos Ludajic

Cinematographers – Joel Petersen, Richard Mordaunt, Kim Mordaunt


 

BRUSHES WITH FAME

This is a film about Australia’s most popular and controversial Art Prize, the Archibald Portrait Prize; It is also a film about Australia’s great painters; seven artists as they prepare their portraits for this annual competition. The film is also a history of the Archibald Prize and the first film in which we get to watch the judging process.

Produced by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara,

Directed by Richard Mordaunt

Executive Producer Mike Rubbo

Cinematographers – Richard Mordaunt, Paul Ree, Tom Cowan

Financed by the Australian Film Commission.

50 min – ABC TV


 

THE DOLPHIN STORY

Filmed in Australia, Greece, USA and Mexico, this film tracks the Dolphin Story across the planet. A human-dolphin diary in which we discover how these remarkable animals have left their mark on every culture in which they’ve appeared.

In this film, presented by Dr C Scott Taylor, we witness astonishing healing stories between humans and dolphins.

This is an award winning film in which we learn a lot about what we need to know about the dolphins.

Produced and directed by Richard Mordaunt.

Photographed by Richard Mordaunt

52 min – Cinema


 

A SECRET HISTORY

Filmed in Syria and Iran

This remarkable story began in 1960 when Richard Mordaunt and Michael Oliver, following in the footsteps of Freya Stark the great English explorer, set out to explore the Valley of the Assassins in Northern Persia. The film they made was shown on David Attenborough’s Travellers Tales in 1961.

Then in 2010, fifty years later, they returned to Damascus to uncover the origins of the Assassin Story which had spread to Syria in the Middle Ages. They were one of the last people to film in Damascus and Aleppo before Syria descended into Civil War. A very revealing film.

Produced, Directed & photographed by Richard Mordaunt,

Exec Producer  Michael Oliver

Presented by Sally Oliver

50 min – Cinema.

 


 

JANET LAURENCE – THE LIFE WORLD

A portrait of one of Australia’s most successful installation artists.

‘Her work is brilliantly portrayed in this film. This is the work of a special artist’.

Produced by Richard Mordaunt & Diana Barbara,

Directed and photographed by Richard Mordaunt

30 min – ABC TV


 

THE BATTLE FOR BYRON

This film, made with David Bradbury, tells the story of how an impassioned community, made up from people of all ages, mobilized themselves to protect their environment and overthrew a council hell-bent on development at all costs.

Co-directed by Richard Mordaunt & David Bradbury.

Photographed by David Bradbury  and Richard Mordaunt

Exec Producer Mike Rubbo

52 min – ABC TV


 

VOICES

Filmed in 1968, this is an intimate portrait of the French film-maker Jean Luc Godard, filmed in the UK while Godard was filming the Rolling Stones in Sympathy for the Devil. It is a record of the times, the student uprising in Paris and the counter culture breaking out across the UK, with Stokely Carmichael warning of what is still to come.

Produced & directed by Richard Mordaunt

Photographed by Richard Mordaunt

40 min – Cinema –


 

ARTISTS VOICES & VISIONS / SETTING THE STAGE

The creation of the largest Public Art project in Australia’s history, featuring the artists who were commissioned to create major artworks for Australia’s Olympic site in 2000.

Produced by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara.

Directed by Richard Mordaunt

Photographed by Richard Mordaunt and Paul Ree

50 min – ABC TV


 

WENDY SHARPE PAINTS THE AMAZING LIFE OF ANNETTE KELLERMAN

In this film Wendy Sharpe paints the amazing life of Australia’s legendary swimmer Annette Kellerman. In the early 1900s, Kellerman won long distance swims across the English Channel and up the Seine and became a trailblazer for the ‘new woman’. Later she found international fame as a highly paid diver and entertainer on the Vaudeville stage and a star of America’s first silent films

30 min – ABC TV -Produced by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara.

Directed by Richard Mordaunt

Photographed by Paul see