Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie

Managing Director/Owner-Partner at Revolver/Will O_Rourke

Sydney, Australia

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Summary

Michael began his career in agencies, including Head of Broadcast at Ogilvy in Sydney, then a more regional gig at DDB HK. From there, he moved into the production side and in 1999 saw his most successful collaboration when he joined and later became partner with Steve Rogers at Revolver. Revolver/Will O’Rourke, an Australian based production company, is known for its commitment to produce work that people seem to remember and hopefully like.

Michael stated, “Being asked to be President of the LIA Production & Post Production and Music Video Jury is truly a privilege. I have got to the point where I just don’t want to justify why craft is essential in our industry. I think it’s intrinsic to every single human in this world that they will respond to something made with care and craft far more than something that is not. It’s that simple. I can’t wait to see the work that is entered and for the good stuff to rise to the top.”

People I worked with

Darren Spiller
Chief Creative Officer
Fallon
Steve Rogers
Director
Biscuit Filmworks UK, London
Christy Peacock
Executive Creative Director
Whybin\TBWA Group
Bernard Garry
Editor
Window Productions
Mandy Walker
Director of Photography
Biscuit Filmworks

Positions

Managing Director/owner/partner

Will O'Rourke
March 2010 - Present (7 years 2 months)
Will O'Rourke is the sister company to Revolver and combines world-class production skills with access to the best creative talent in Australia across multiple artistic disciplines. Its aim is to make extraordinary ideas and projects a reality - whether an art installation, the construction of a branded venue, a live event or something which combines film with other innovation - Will O'Rourke has been specifically established to make it happen.

Managing Director/Owner-Partner

Revolver
Auckland, New Zealand
1999 - Present (18 years 4 months)
Revolver is a Production Company that is the sister (perhaps parent) company to Will O Rourke. Revolver Started in mid to late 90's by the well known director, Steve Rogers. As EP/MD, I became partner in the company with Steve. Hopefully Revolver's 15 year journey speaks for itself.

Partner/producer

Pod Films
Sydney, Australia
1994 - 1999 (5 years)

Head of TV

DDB HK
1993 - 1994 (1 year)

Producteur exécutif

The Glue Society
Japan

Producteur exécutif

Revolver Films
Toronto, Canada
Revolver Films

Producteur exécutif

Fin Design + Effects
Surry Hills, Australia

Producteur, maison de production

Chelsea Pictures
New York, United States

Directeur de clientèle

GPY&R
Melbourne, Australia

Producteur, maison de production

SapientNitro Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Producteur exécutif

The Monkeys
Redfern, Australia

Directeur Général

Leo Burnett Sydney
McMahons Point, Australia

Producteur exécutif

Song Zu
Sydney, Australia

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