Award-winning filmmaker, writer and creative director signs to Great Guns following award win for Little Shit
London – Great Guns are delighted to welcome filmmaker, writer and creative director, Richard Gorodecky, to their growing roster for director representation across commercials, branded content and music videos.
The new signing follows Gorodecky winning Best British Short Film for Little Shit at the London Short Film Festival. Little Shit is a fictional short about a child’s journey to discover his and London’s hidden nature.
Gorodecky has won over 60 industry awards during his career, including a Cannes Gold Lion, the Grand Prix at Eurobest and a Silver Effie. His work has been featured in a number of books and publications, and is in the permanent collection of The Museum for Arts and Crafts in Hamburg.
Gorodecky incited his love for storytelling at Wieden & Kennedy, Amsterdam where he worked as a writer for eight years before he became one of the founders and the creative director of Amsterdam Worldwide, an agency specialising in long-format branded content.
In the years between now and then, Richard wrote, directed and produced The River Man (sold to RTE & Aer Lingus). This documentary earned Critics Choice in The Sunday Times newspaper, was finalist for the Grand Prix and Best Documentary at Cork Film Festival, finalist for Best Short Documentary at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and won Best Short Documentary at the Lift Off Film Festival Amsterdam and Sydney. Richard then wrote and directed a branded documentary about the controversial and convention-defying founder of Perricone MD.
Commenting on the signing, Great Guns’ Founder and CEO Laura Gregory says: “I was introduced to Richard by ECD Paul Shearer who said, ‘Richard’s the best director this side of the Channel and you need to meet’. I saw ‘Little Shit’ and was stunned. It is crafted to perfection in every department and you couldn’t fail to be engaged, Londoner or not. Richard has a pure, raw, instinctive talent, and can tell a story”
Richard Gorodecky comments: “For the last 20 years, Great Guns has been behind much of the work that has inspired me to become a director. They somehow combine a global presence with the atmosphere of a close-knit family. Everything they do comes from a love of great film and great directors. It’s an incredible compliment to be signed by a company of this caliber.”