Richard graduated with a BA in Film & Television Production from The University of Aberystwyth in 2006. After working for one year as Production Manager at the the same university he then went onto work in Post Production at the BBC until 2009 when he left to travel the world.
He has previously written and directed several low budget short films, the most notable being "Frame of Mind" in 2009; the first project under the Jolly Demon Productions banner.
Richard on "Bigger and Badder"
"As a fan of the horror genre and in particular werewolf movies it had always been an ambition of mine to make my own werewolf movie. It began as a fun concept, a scenario; the thought of being trapped in a toilet cubicle while outside someone turns into a werewolf. But the idea took shape and grew into a larger beast and so many other aspects rose out of it.
I really liked the idea of mixing the supernatural with the mundane and combining the sort of everyday modern anxieties with something much more primal and visceral. This seemed to appeal to a lot of people as almost everyone I approached with the idea became very keen to get involved.
We built a great dedicated team around the project and were even able to raise a small budget through crowdfunding.
Having producers on board and a crew with dedicated roles was a new experience for me and we approached the production in a professional manner. The production was at times challenging, occasionally frustrating but overall exhilarating and I could not think of anything else in the world I would rather be doing."
Having attended the London Film Academy in 2002, Laura went on to complete a BA in Film, Radio and Television at Canterbury Christ Church University.
On completion of her degree, Laura started work at the BBC in 2006, spending six years with the corporation before co-founding Plaural Films LTD in December 2012.
During her time with the BBC, she had the pleasure of working on a number of interesting and exciting projects including "Coast", "Gardeners' World" and "See Hear" (as Lead Editor) for BBC Birmingham; "Autumnwatch", "Springwatch" and "Planet Earth Live" (Kenya Team) for BBC Bristol and the Penny Woolcock directed feature film "One Day" for Blast! Films.
Laura edited the BBC Drama / Hardly Normal Productions short, "The Cost of Living" in 2011.
Laura co-founded Plaural Films LTD in 2012. Since the company's formation she has edited "Superscrimpers Challenge" for Endemol and the first of our film projects, the crime horror short "Bigger and Badder".
Paul has worked in film & television post production since 2005, initially working at Rapid Pictures for companies such as TWI, At It Productions, Monkey Kingdom and The Discovery Channel, before moving to the BBC in May 2007.
Starting out as a Technical Operator, Paul worked across an extensive range of BBC programmes; notably as Lead Assistant Editor on "Dr Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young" and "The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best".
He made the transition from Assistant to Editor in 2010 with the BBC Drama/Standing Fish Films short "For The Love of Eli" and followed that up editing "See Hear", "Countryfile", "Points of View" and the RHS flower shows.
Paul has also worked on various low-to-no budget short film productions in various capacities over the past decade.
His awards include Best Film ("The Thing About Being a Man" - allonewordfilms) at the 2008 Liverpool Short Film Awards and Best Editor ("No Drinks Allowed" - Horton Squared) at the 2009 Young Independent Film & Television Awards.
"Bigger and Badder" is the first short film project from Plaural Films LTD.