Rich is an award-winning genre filmmaker with 11 short films & 3 features under his belt, which have screened at festivals all over the world. Having worked in the film industry for almost 25 years, he has experience in both production and post, and has worked all over the world. Since 2010 he has been a head of department greensman, specializing in designing & constructing natural scenery for films of all budgets, working with directors such as Denis Villenueve, JA Bayona, Alex Garland, Danny Boyle & JJ Abrams to help bring their creative visions to life.
He also runs the international film competition at the Fisheye Film Festival in the UK, and enjoys attending film festivals and seeking out challenging new work from filmmakers who deserve to have their work seen by a wider audience. In 2021, he was awarded the Esprit De Gore by Nightmares Film Festival in recognition of his support for and contribution to independent horror. He has also written horror stories for several anthology novels, and regularly appears as a guest on various horror-centric podcasts around the globe.
Find Rich online at Twitter @r_rowntree and Instagram @richard.rowntree