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Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardware (1990). A low budget movie about a mad-dog android loose in an apartment was released in 1990. Critics slammed it as a Terminator rip-off, yet the film became a financial success. The 1.5 million ... See full bio »

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Hardware Writer
(1990)
Dust Devil Writer
(1992)
Replace Writer
(2017)

Filmography

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 2019 Color Out of Space (screenplay) (post-production)
 2017 Replace
 2015 Vallonden som byggde gud (Video short) (short story)
 2013 The Otherworld (Documentary) (writer)
 2011 The Theatre Bizarre (screenplay - segment "The Mother Of Toads")
 2009 Imago mortis (screenplay collaboration)
 2006 The Sea of Perdition (Short)
 2006 The Abandoned (screenplay)
 2006 The Sun's Gone Dim (Video short)
 2005 How to Make a Freak (Video documentary short) (interview questions)
 2003 Europe - 99euro-films 2 (segment "Children of the Kingdom")
 2001 The Secret Glory (Documentary)
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (screenplay)
 1994 Brave
 1992 Dust Devil (written by)
 1990 Hardware (written by)
 1983 Rites of Passage (Short) (written by)
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Other Works:

Directed the music video "Stop This Crazy Thing" for the band Coldcut. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Blog | See more »

Alternate Names:

R Stanley

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've always had the desire to show people things they have never seen before, which is difficult, because Hollywood prefers things which are like something else. I want to find something that people have never seen before and put it on screen. The desire to bring people back something they don't know about or haven't seen is pretty strong. See more »

Trivia:

Unmade projects include (quotation marks indicate Stanley's own description of the project):

The Bones of the Earth - "A medium to high budget British action thriller. The script, written in collaboration with the late, great Donald Cammell, is probably the best material I have ever produced as a screenwriter. Very happy with this one but don't tell anyone otherwise they'll never let me do it. ... See more »

Trademark:

Often sets his films in the South African desert. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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