Senior Head of Department – Motion
He is responsible for looking ahead and driving developments that advance the fields of animation and keep Wētā FX amongst the best in the world.
Richard joined Wētā FX in 2001 to work on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as a character animator working on Gollum. He moved into the role of Senior Animator, helping to design and create the climactic battle sequence in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He continued in this role for King Kong, where he led the pre-visualisation and animation of several key sequences in the film. Richard has been an integral part of the inner workings of animation at Wētā for nearly 16 years.