Peter Richardson

Fighting Cancer with Creativity

Peter Richardson discusses a unique collaboration between some of the UK’s top cancer researchers, clinicians and filmmakers. Written and directed by Richardson, the film, set in a time where cancer can be cured in days, tells the story of a mother and her six-year old daughter as they come to terms with a life-changing diagnosis.



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About Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson is Professor of Film and Director of the Games and Visual Effects Research Lab (G+VERL) at the University Of Hertfordshire. G+VERL is funded through a €I.2M EU grant and is the UK hub of the European Create Converge Network. The G+VERL team investigate new and novel film and games technologies and are UK leaders in creative use of cinematic visual effects and virtual reality.

The project was put together by Warner Bros. producer Roy Button and includes world leading CAR-T Cell researcher Professor Tariq Enever (University College Hospital London), Clinician Dr Claire Roddie (UCHL), Professor Mark Emberton (Dean, School of Medical Sciences UCL) and a ‘who’s who’ list of the UK film making talent. The teams many credits include ‘Inception’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Gravity’ and the ‘Harry Potter’ series.

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