Photo: Yumiko Tahata
Hailing from Edinburgh, Richard Jobson took his first step into the public spotlight aged only 16, as front man for punk band, The Skids from 1979-82, scoring a top ten hit with Into The Valley in 1979 After a further foray into the music industry with The Armoury Show and a stint as a model, Richard made a career presenting music and film programs for Sky television throughout the 1990s. 2003 saw his directorial debut with 16 Years Of Alcohol nominated for the Golden Leopard at Locarno, awarded a special commendation at the Edinburgh Film Festival, nominated for two BAFTA Scotland awards and nominated for three British Independent Film awards, winning Best Supporting Actor for Susan Lynch and The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Directorial Debut. His second film The Purifiers played at this year’s Raindance Film Festival and is about to go on general release, he is now in production on his latest project A Woman In Winter.
|1999 Jury Member|