RICHARD MORDAUNT IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST EXPERIENCED DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKERS, WORKING AS A WRITER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR.

HE HAS PRODUCED AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARIES, OFTEN AS COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER FILM-MAKERS WHICH HAVE BEEN SHOWN WORLDWIDE, TELLING INSPIRATIONAL HIGH INTEREST STORIES.

BEFORE ARRIVING IN AUSTRALIA IN 1979 HIS FILM-MAKING BEGAN IN THE UK IN 1965 WHEN HE ESTABLISHED LUSIA FILMS WITH HIS PARTNER HENRY HERBERT. USING THE FIRST SILENT LIGHTWEIGHT ECLAIR CAMERAS, ALONG WITH PETER WHITEHEAD, HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST INDEPENDENT FILM-MAKERS TO CAPTURE THESE IMPORTANT CHANGING TIMES IN THE UK, MAKING SIX GROUND BREAKING FILMS REFLECTING THESE TIMES.

1966 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
1967 SWEET SOUL MUSIC – OTIS REDDING’S LAST CONCERT
1967 NOW TIME – 13 PART SERIES – MADE WITH PETER CLIFTON
1968 VOICES – PORTRAIT OF JEAN LUC GODARD
1969 IRELAND BEHIND THE WIRE
1971 SEEDS OF A NEW LIFE – DOROTHY HEATHCOTE – MADE WITH NIGEL EVANS.

IN 1979 HE EMIGTRATED WITH HIS AUSTRALIAN BORN WIFE TO AUSTRALIA

1980 STEPPING OUT. DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY CHRIS NOONAN, CO PRODUCED BY RICHARD MORDAUNT AND JANE HANCHEL, PHOTOGRAPHED BY DEAN SEMLER AND RICHARD MORDAUNT, EDITED BY RICHARD MORDAUNT, MUSIC BY KEITH JARRETT.
THIS FILM WAS TO BECOME ONE OF THE MOST HONORED FILMS IN AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. (SEE FILMOGRAPHY STEPPING OUT).

BORN IN SOWETO – MADE WITH JAMES RICKETSON

BATTLE FOR BYRON – MADE WITH DAVID BRADBURY

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF FILMS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS MADE WITH HIS PARTNER DIANA MORDAUNT. ALL SHOWN ON ABC TV.

BRUSHES WITH FAME – THE STORY OF THE ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT PRIZE

WENDY SHARP PAINTS THE LIFE OF ANNETTE KELLERMAN

DAVID MOORE – AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS – THE NATIONAL ART SCHOOL

THE LIFE WORLD – PORTRAIT OF ARTIST JANET LAURENCE

THE DOLPHIN – AWARD WINNING JOURNEY TRACKING THE DOLPHIN STORY
AROUND THE WORLD.

ONE YEAR ONLY – A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

A SECRET HISTORY – FILMED IN SYRIA AND IRAN – THIS IS A FASCINATING HISTORY TRACKING THE ORIGINS AND LEGENDS BEHIND OUR WORD ASSASSIN –
FILMED IN SYRIA 3 MONTHS BEFORE THE UPRISING SPREAD ACROSS SYRIA.

BRUSHES WITH FAME – THE STORY OF THE ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT PRIZE