Hailing from London from mixed Ghanaian and Jamaican heritage, Lainey Richardson is an award-winning Film Director based in London and Amsterdam.
With a knack for connecting with actors and documentary subjects alike, she draws out intimate and emotive performances on screen, telling authentic character-driven stories about people from all walks of life.
With a solid background working as a video editor for the last 7 years including 3 at top ad agency Wieden + Kennedy with brands including Nike, Honda, Facebook, Lurpak, Arla, Three Mobile and more, Lainey has a firm grasp of the building blocks needed to tell powerful and engaging stories, visualizing the end product, and then reverse engineering it.
Graduating from art school with a degree in Photography in her back pocket in 2008, Lainey went on to direct her first short AWOL in 2011 which was nom’d for a Best Editor Award at Underwire Festival, followed by TIK & THE TURKEY in 2013. She was selected for the Widening The Lens New Talent Scheme in 2017, and completed the award-winning short doc SAMIRA in 2018.