Richard Crawford is a novelist and screenwriter, best known for the feature film The Abduction Club, set in Ireland in the late eighteenth century (Pathe 2002). HIn 2004 and 2006 he took part in the Moonstone International Screenwriting Lab as a participant, with the feature scripts McCarthy’s War / Retribution and The Dirty War.
In 2004 he established SCREENWRITERS.INK, a Belfast-based screenwriters group and he has also provided script development support for the NI Screen/UKFC “Short Steps” and “Digital Shorts” short film programmes, mentoring emerging screenwriters.
He recently directed two short films, Jogged, and On The Road Home, both produced with the support of Northern Ireland Screen.
Most recently, he has been working on a screenplay The Original with Third Bar Films. He has also developed, alongside with Spence Wright and Chris Patterson, the fantasy TV series Hy Brasil.
2016 -2017 The Original – Third Bar Films/N I Screen
Screenplay in development
2014- 2017 Unarmed – Boxty Films/Phix – NI Screen
Wolfland – Six Mile Hill Productions
Screenplay treatment commissioned
On The Road Home – Short Film – NI Screen
2013-2017 The Morrigan – Causeway Pictures/N I Screen
Screenplay commissioned and in development
2012 Jogged – Short Film – NI Screen
Writer / Director
2010-2012 Velvet Blade – Plotpoint Media
Historical adventure TV drama series under option
2009-2011 Paddy Mayne – AMC Pictures/Third Bar Films funded by NI Screen
Feature film based on life of Blair Mayne, SAS. Screenplay commissioned
2007-2011 McCarthy’s War – Bandigital Ltd/N I Screen
Original screenplay in development
2008 Le Petit Guerrier – MC 4 Company, France
Screenplay commissioned. Co-writing with Edouard Niermans.
2007 Dorothy Mills – Octagon Films
Revivees – BBC Radio 3
2007-2008 Chatakwa Falls – Geronimo Films
A feature horror script commissioned
2006 Project Norma – Screenwriters Ink
Executive Producer on 14 short films
2002 The Abduction Club – Pathe 2002
An original historical adventure set in 18th century Ireland. Co-written (with Bill Britten).
The Minstrel Boy – Heinemann Ltd London (hardcover) 1994
Mandarin London (paperback) 1995
Fall When Hit Heinemann Ltd London (hardcover) 1993
Mandarin London (paperback) 1994
Autumn Rain – Heinemann’s Best Short Stories of 1988