"Richard Woolley has the rare gift of keeping you anxious to know what happens next"
David Robinson, The Times.
This comprehensive 4-DVD collection issued by the British Film Institute sees the long overdue release of the work of controversial British independent filmmaker Richard Woolley.
Richard Woolley began making films at King's College London. After three years at the Royal College of Art, where Structuralism ruled the roost, he spent two years in Berlin – and a further three in the UK – developing his own fusion of formalist experiment, clear social statement and audience accessibility.
In the eighties, his feature film Brothers and Sisters was well received by critics and viewers alike and his two subsequent films in that decade both sold well.
In the nineties, he gave up directing – an activity he found exhausting in the extreme! – to concentrate on scripting. Since then, he has combined completion of screenplay commissions with the running of Film & TV schools around the world and, more recently, with being a university professor.