Richard Jasek

Director of Drama & Documentary

Richard Jasek is a director of drama and documentary. His television drama credits include City Homicide, McLeods Daughters, Neighbours, Heartbreak High, Blue Heelers, Stingers, Home & Away, Something in the Air, All Saints and The Secret Life of Us.

Richard’s passion for arts and sciences is evident in his documentary work, including science biopics Driven to Diffraction (2008) , and Microbes to Macrobes (2011). Making A Mark (Adelaide Film Festival, 2017), follows a selection of emerging artists as they vie for the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize, valued at $100,000, and won the Australian Director’s Guild award for Best Documentary under 60mins in 2019. Getting Their Acts Together (ABC, 2020) follows Adelaide Festival joint artistic directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield over 18 months as they curate the 2020 festival.

Richard was also Producer of 7’s primetime crime drama City Homicide, and Executive Producer of Neighbours. He has lectured widely in Australia and around the world, and serves on the boards of several arts and philanthropic organisations including The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and The Helpmann Academy.

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