Lights! Camera! Thumbs Up! Film-maker asks for your help

Film-maker Rebecca Richards: asks for your help

A Croydon film-maker has made an appeal to Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader to help her win a £10,000 prize which could help boost her promising documentary career.

But Rebecca Richards needs you to act quickly – she needs your clicks on her latest mini-movie before midnight tonight.

Richards makes short docs in and about the people of Croydon. A recent graduate in film production from the Arts University Bournemouth, Richards has already had work commissioned by the British Film Institute and BAFTA, with a film about a small business in Croydon that was hit by the London riots in 2011.

Richards’ previous short documentary was commissioned for the BFI and BAFTA

Her latest piece of work is a one-minute study of Reg Roach who for 57 years has been running “the best camera shop in Croydon, second to none”, according to one of his customers in the shop on the High Street.

And to which Reg responds, with admirable frankness, “The only camera shop in Croydon”.

Richards contacted Inside Croydon, saying, “I’m trying to enter a competition to win a Sony FS7 II camera (worth £10,000). In order to be shortlisted it has to be within the top 10 most liked entries on YouTube by midnight tonight.

“I would greatly appreciate if you could help me, as winning this camera would massively aid me in shooting documentaries and being hired as a self-shooter.”

All iC readers need to do is click on this link, watch the film, and then give it the thumbs up.


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