Richard Edkins

With a passion for travel, Richard has worked in many different countries including producing media content for UN agencies in Nepal, Vanuatu and New Zealand. With Environments he documented an overland journey from Birmingham to Beijing and Back on public Transport.

He is interested in researching and practicing new fields of documentary including Interactive documentaries, he recently presented I-Doc’s at an international symposium on interactive documentary, in Bristol (2012).


Richard Edkins is a filmmaker Media Artist, and Lecturer. His main interests lie in Documentary film. Music videos and Media arts (including Video/ Sound Installations and Interactive documentary.

‘Black Swan Story’ his documentary film with the band Athlete was aired on Channel 4, plus released on DVD. ‘Team Tibet’ won him an award at The Heart of England International Film Festival.

His video installation ‘What U Shoutin’ ‘bout?’ was exhibited at The Herbert, Coventry alongside an Interactive Documentary, ‘An Eye For An Eye’, he collaborated on. ‘An Eye For An Eye’ was also presented at ISEA the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, (Belfast, 2009).

Richard has been teaching in higher and further education for over 13 years. Teaching Film & Media Production, Photography and Media Arts.

He is an associate member of Small world stories: http://www.smallworldstories.org/ 


  • MA Media Arts at Coventry University
  • HND Professional Sound & Video Technology at Salford University
  • Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Oxford Brookes University.

You can view some of Richard’s work, including his showreel at: http://www.richardedkins.co.uk

Examples of work