REMI VAUGHAN-RICHARDS is a vibrant and versatile director. She studied MA Textile Design at the Royal College of Art, London where she was awarded a distinction for her innovative creations and a Post Graduate Diploma in Film and Television at Kingston University, London.
She is the recipient of several awards, most recently the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her documentary 'Faaji Agba', which premiered in London at the British Film Institute "Beyond Nollywood" 2016 festival, the New York African Film Festival, the African Film Festival in Tel Aviv as well as screenings in cinemas in Scotland and Greenland. She won an award for her contribution to documentary films in Nigeria such as award winning docu-drama 'One Small Step' (featured in the New York African Film Festival); 'Scent of the Streets', a documentary on Area Girls for BBC and Communicating for Change, featured at Afrikamera, Berlin; as well as the groundbreaking 52 part TV drama 'Wetin Dey' for BBC World Service Trust, Nigeria. Remi has also directed and exec produced a Hausa TV drama series, ‘Laraba’s World’ for MoFilms (UK)/Unilever International. Her feature films include: 'The Department', (drama), Inkblot Films; the documentary feature, Faaji Agba, as well as her latest drama feature, 'Unspoken' for Ford Foundation which went on tour around Nigeria. She currently has a slate of films in development.
Her career began in 1990 in the Art Department working on films such as ‘Judge Dredd’ (Sylvester Stallone), and Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ (Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman). In 1995 she became a respected storyboard artist, visualizing the action, camera and mood for her clients such as the BBC and 51st State (Samuel L Jackson).
Since 2000 her skills and experience have added an extra dimension to her work as a director. Remi’s mission is to create a slate of cutting edge feature films and documentaries that will focus a sharp lens onto Africa.
2015 - Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2015