Richard Fabb is a BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award-winning screen producer, with over twenty-five years’ experience in industry. He is Creative Director of LiveLab, the commercial production arm of Griffith Film School. LiveLab provides students with industry experience by placing them on external projects. He is also a Senior Lecturer, focusing on Professional Practice, Work Integrated Learning and multi-camera studio production.
Originally from the UK, Richard has also written and directed, and has worked across a range of genres: documentary, comedy, entertainment, interviews, news, current affairs; and he has experience in development, field and post-production, online, multi-camera studio and outside broadcast.
The bulk of Richard’s output has been in factual content. For ten years he worked on Channel 4 News, specialising in foreign affairs and produced stories around the world. He won a Royal Television Society award for a 15-minute film he produced and co-wrote on the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland, with photojournalist and filmmaker David Modell.
He produced and co-wrote a number of longform documentaries with David, including Young, Nazi and Proud, which won a number of awards, including a BAFTA, and was nominated for a Grierson Award. He also produced documentaries for CNN and the Irish broadcaster, RTE.
Richard was also a Producer on the BBC4 revival of After Dark, the widely acclaimed late-night discussion programme on Channel 4, which first aired in the late 80s. The episodes were open ended and typically lasted between 2 to 3 hours. Interviewing has been a key part of Richard’s career and long form discussion and interview is an area of research interest.
As head of LiveLab, Richard also takes a keen interest in the relationship between students and industry, including the ethics and practicalities of placing students into professional environments.
His other key research focus is the role the big and small screens have played in depictions of both World Wars, and the relationship between that content and public consciousness – driven by the fact that we are only just into a new era where World War One has ceased to be living memory, and those who carry personal experience of World War Two are now in their twilight years.