Hailing from London from mixed Ghanaian and Jamaican heritage, Lainey Richardson is an award-winning Film Director based in London and Amsterdam.

With her ability to connect with people from all walks of life, she tells character-driven stories, drawing out intimate and emotive performances on screen from actors and documentary subjects alike.


After graduating with a BA (Hons) Photography degree, Lainey directed and edited her first short AWOL in 2011 which was nominated for a Best Editor Award, followed by Tik & The Turkey in 2013, and the award-winning short SAMIRA in 2018.

Alongside filmmaking, Lainey has amassed over 7 years experience as a video editor including 3 cutting at top ad agency Wieden + Kennedy with brands including Nike, Honda, Facebook, Lurpak, Arla, Three Mobile and more.

Lainey loves all things film and culture, and in her spare time she curates films for Underwire Festival championing female talent across the crafts.



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