Ralph Pritchard

Film director and film critic.

Co-host of Return To Form podcast.
Co-founder of Via Negativa.

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Filmography
Ralph Pritchard

Film director and film critic.

Co-host of Return to Form podcast
Co-founder of Via Negativa film production company.

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Instagram
Twitter
Vimeo

Diary


An ongoing video essay series, updated annually.


Diary began when I was 18 and exists within the avant-garde tradition of diaristic experimental film as pioneered by figures such as Jonas Mekas and David Perlov.
2023



2013 - 2022




Checking Out


Narrative short
(In Post-production)

When Sophie travels to London for an important job interview, her boyfriend tags along. But over the course of the day and night, difficult truths emerge that test their relationship to breaking point.


Directed by Ralph Pritchard

Starring: Anna Maguire, James King and Helena Kate Whittingham

Written by James King and Ralph Pritchard

Produced by Owen Vince

Director of Photography: Em Turner

Art direction, styling, hair and makeup: Emily Lewis

Camera assistant: Katie Thompson

Sound Recordist: Owen Vince

A Via Negativa production.
2023


The Cat Thief


Narrative short

A mysterious stranger moves in down the hall from Jennifer, and over the course of an evening steals her cat, and her boyfriend.


Directed by Ralph Pritchard

Starring: Shaelyn Newmarch, George Hannigan and Penny Klein

Written by James King and Ralph Pritchard

Produced by Owen Vince

Director of Photography: Em Turner

Art direction, styling, hair and makeup: Charlotte Mistry

Focus Puller: Phoebe Arthurs

Sound Recordist: Owen Vince

Score by Thomas Halstead

Sound mix by Thomas Halstead

A Via Negativa production.

Watch teaser here.
2022


Films from the quar


I made these films for my instagram page during lockdown.


They explore themes arising from the pandemic; intimacy, productivity, mental health.

I spoke about these films and much else in an interview with the Bad Vibes Club podcast.

View vimeo collection here.
2020-21