Richard Matthews (filmmaker)

Richard Matthews (21 November 1952 – 3 March 2013) was a South African wildlife filmmaker, television producer, television director and cameraman. Matthews spent more than twenty years as a documentary filmmaker for the BBC Natural History Unit.[1] His notable credits included the 2013 BBC television series, Africa, featuring Sir David Attenborough.[1] Matthews won three Emmy Awards and one British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for his work on wildlife programming.[1][2]
Matthews lived in Bristol, England, for much of his life, as his former home was located near the BBC Natural History Unit’s headquarters on Whiteladies Road.[1] His production company created the “Nighmares of Nature” show for the BBC.[2] He and his family had moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 2004.[1][2] He specialized in aerial film shots following his return to South Africa.[2]
Richard Matthews was killed in a small plane crash on 3 March 2013, while filming aerial footage in over the Damaraland area of Kunene Region, Namibia.[1][2] His pilot, Mark Berry, was also killed in the crash. Matthews was survived by his wife, Sam, and children.[1]

^ a b c d e f g Clensy, David (2013-03-07). “Bristol wildlife cameraman killed in Namibian plane crash”. The Post, Bristol. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
^ a b c d e Sasman, Catherine (2013-03-06). “Namibia: Two Dead in Damaraland Plane Crash”. The Namibian. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 

External links[edit]

Richard Matthews at the Internet Movie Database