Crazy Richard

2003 | 68 min
Directed by Dean Francis & Katrina Mathers

At eight years old, Richard Veed was the highest paid and most popular star on television. Five years later, he suffered a near-fatal drug overdose and was instantly forgotten. Now, aged 21, Richard attempts to recapture the spotlight as a promiscuous gay teenager in a late-night sitcom. A young filmmaker, Katrina Matters, is hired to shoot behind the scenes of Richard's new show and becomes entwined in the drama of his real life. It is her work that will truly expose Richard to the public, in graphic and shocking detail. As the cameras roll, the pressure builds and Katrina's voyeurism pushes the fallen angel too far. Crazy Richard is the tragic real-life story of the supernova of a star.

FESTIVALS

Club Cinema, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Ausfest, Brisbane, Australia - Opening Night | In the Realm of the Senses Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia | Lisbon Gay And Lesbian Film Festival, Portugal | London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, United Kingdom | Mardi Gras Film Festival, Australia | Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Australia | Mix Brazil, Sao Paulo | Out-In-Africa Film Festival | Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, USA | Queer Zagreb, Croatia | Semarang International Film Festival, Indonesia | St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia | Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, Australia | The Other Side Film Festival, Newcastle, United Kingdom | Dublin Underground Film Festival, Ireland