Richard Bell (director)
Richard Bell is the writer and director of Brotherhood (in post production), Eighteen and the short feature Two Brothers and the co-executive producer of Anthem of a Teenage Prophet.
A survival / adventure drama, based on a true story, Brotherhood will star Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Jake Manley, Gage Munroe, Dylan Everett, Matthew Isen and Sam Ashe Arnold. It was filmed on the Michipicoten First Nation  and at Revival Film Studios in Toronto, Canada. It is currently in post-production at the Rolling Picture Company.
Eighteen starred Brendan Fletcher, Carly Pope, Mark Hildreth, Thea Gill, and Alan Cumming. The film was narrated by Ian McKellen, with music composed by Bramwell Tovey and performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Eighteen was released on DVD on June 27, 2006. It made its Canadian broadcast television premiere on City TV on March 1, 2008 and became available on iTunes in summer / fall of 2010.
Bell adapted Joanne Proulx's novel Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet. The project was developed by Telefilm and Astral Media, through the Harold Greenberg Fund and went to camera on March 27th, 2017 with a new shooting script and Bell serving as co-executive producer. At the Whistler Film Festival in 2012, Bell was one of the three winners of the China Canada Gateway for Film, a co-production initiative with China, with his romantic-comedy pitch Blush. In September 2010, Bell was chosen out of 217 applicants to the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab.
In 2007, Richard was nominated for a Genie Award for co-writing the song "In a Heartbeat" for his film Eighteen, with composer Bramwell Tovey. Vancouver newspaper Xtra West awarded him Visual Artist of the Year for the same film at their annual Hero Awards that year.
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- "A Maestro Scores in the Indies". Globe and Mail. November 6, 2004.
- Parry, Malcolm (October 1, 2011). "Dinner-recital helps to fund overseas tour". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "Astral's The Harold Greenberg Fund Supports 27 New Projects". Broadcaster. January 19, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund Announces Support for Script Development Projects". Broadcaster. September 27, 2011. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "Chinese Studios Select Canadian Co-Production Partners at Whistler Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. November 30, 2012.
- Pozzo, Jasmyn (August 30, 2010). "Local filmmaker Richard Bell called to exclusive TIFF program". The Vancouver Observer. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- Hainsworth, Jeremy (January 17, 2007). "Local filmmaker up for Genie". Xtra. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "Trailer Park Boys, Bon Cop compete for best picture Genie". CBC. January 10, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
- Perelle, Robin (May 23, 2007). "Honouring our heroes". Xtra West. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- Chinese Studios Select Canadian Co-Production Partners at Whistler Film Festival Etan Vessing, The Hollywood Reporter
- Eighteen Official Website
- Official Website of Richard Bell
- Where are all the war films? Pieta Wooley, Georgia Straight
- Tenderness Among Men Chris DeVito, Xtra! West
- Telefilm: Eighteen
- Hand Picked Film website
- Filmmakers gets a few pointers when heavy hitter Leno drops by Vancouver Sun, September 2010