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SubMotion Productions has been running since 2017 and has produced award winning TVC’s, documentaries and more recently short films. It all started in Austria when co-founder Richard Prendergast was the go to for winter sports filmmaking. Richard spent 10 years as a DP travelling all over the world for some of the worlds largest snow sports brands, before setting up with producing partner Rachel in the UK in 2017.


SubMotion now produce high end content for world renowned brands, winning high praise and awards of their clients. With a huge number of trusted and talented professionals to hand, the couple ensure the best and most relevant crews are selected for every project.

The duo’s more recent move into narrative film now sets them apart with a distinct and natural talent for compelling filmmaking and storytelling.

SubMotion's first short film, Sylvia, produced in 2018 went on to win over 25 awards on the international film circuit, was BAFTA long listed and qualified for Oscar consideration. To date this film receives critical acclaim from audiences and critics alike. SubMotion’s second short, Maximus, filmed in the height of the pandemic, was highly ambitious and pushed short film production to the limits. The directing/producing team also incorporated a college into the production process, offering 40+ students an invaluable film experience.

With a slate of films in the early stages of development, SubMotion are now taking bold steps to produce impactful and commercially viable films for a wide audience.

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Rachel Prendergast Producer

Rachel has successfully run SubMotion alongside Richard for the past 5 years, navigating it confidently into the world of narrative film, with two highly commended short films. Rachel takes great pride in producing films on her doorstep, utilising local talent and locations. She more recently collaborated with a local college, turning an ambitious short film production, into an invaluable educational opportunity.  

With several years of in depth experience across all areas of producing and production management, Rachel transfers her skills between SubMotion and large features films as a Production Manager. Working closely with legendary figures like Judi Dench and the great producing team for Ridley Scott, Rachel is recognised for her positive and determined work ethic across all her work.


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Richard began his career as a DP in the Austrian Alps over 10 years ago, and has since travelled the world directing documentaries, advertising and more recently narrative film. Founding SubMotion with Producer and wife, Rachel, in 2017, the pair are now dedicated to upholding SubMotion's excellent reputation for delivering beautiful and impactful projects across all advertsing and film productions.


He is best known for his debut short film “Sylvia”, a heart-wrenching short based on a true story. Hitting the festival scene in 2019 this moving work of art garnered more than 25 awards internationally, qualified for the Oscars and made the long list for a BAFTA. “Sylvia”, alongside Richard's second short “Maximus" and his commercial work, are all true testament to his natural ability to take audiences on an emotional journey and tell lasting, impactful stories through film.


Now developing a slate of feature films, Richard remains true to his high standard of rich narrative writing.  His next film, yet to be announced, is a wonderfully light-hearted comedy, that once again pulls on the heartstrings as Richard immerses us in an adventure full of relatable and lovable characters.


You can expect to see more consistently strong films from this emerging writer and director that will nourish and beguile his growing audiences desire for great films, great characters and a great emotional ride.

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