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Richard Mervyn is the founder of Skyworks, a UK prodco that specializes in aerial filming. To date he has filmed over 2,000 hours in the air and has written, produced, directed and filmed 54 programs for ITV since forming the prodco. Mervyn spent some time on the ground telling realscreen three things about himself that people generally don't know.
July 6, 2009

Richard Mervyn is the founder of Skyworks, a UK prodco that specializes in aerial filming. To date he has filmed over 2,000 hours in the air and has written, produced, directed and filmed 54 programs for ITV since forming the prodco. Mervyn spent some time on the ground telling realscreen three things about himself that people generally don’t know.

1. My first job at age 17 was at Richmond Theatre where I had to make 25 cups of tea three times a day in the old coal cellar for the pantomime cast.

2. I was runner up in the Young Officers and Cadets Epee championship (Fencing) at the Royal Tournament in 1963.

3. I once had to find the courage to tell Sir John Gielgud, on our first day of filming, that his delivery was not very good.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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