We are an independent film production company that is focussed on producing films
that explore important social and environmental issues, whilst promoting diversity
and putting women at the centre of the stories and in prominent roles behind the camera.
Richlas Productions is the brainchild of Sara Wilkins, an award nominated film director and producer from Switzerland. Richlas is named after her two late grandfathers: Richard Feltham, a keen photographer and Douglas Wilkins, a former senior sound engineer for ITN news in the UK. They were both major influences in developing Sara's passion for the film and television industry. It is in both their memories that this company has been formed.
Since the company was founded in 2020, it has produced thought provoking content that has covered the topics of mental health, sexual assault, violence against women and bullying. These short films have been shown in film festivals around the world. It is Sara's goal to use these films to encourage open and honest conversations about important issues, break the stigma and use storytelling as a way to raise awareness.
Following the participation of her film In Her Shoes in the Lonely Wolf International Film Festival in a review they described Sara and her work as: "The experienced director Sara Wilkins, has managed to wrinkle our hearts thanks to a fantastic construction of characters and a masterful direction of actors achieving an emotional film and that when you finish, you only wish it lasts longer to enjoy the great sensitivity that its director treasures to visually narrate".