Family films are really crusades. Just ask Richard Keddie.

Ride Like a Girl is hunting for broad audiences, and one of its best weapons is its steadfast celebration of our culture. Producer Richard Keddie is betting on it.

Interviewing an Australian filmmaker with a family film is a distinctive experience. Each one turns strange in the same way, and Richard Keddie, producer of Ride Like a Girl, offers a perfect example. They begin with the usual origin stories and casting decisions, and end up talking about Australian values and national identity.

This is Keddie’s third film with those broad intentions, following on from modern media musical Goddess, and dog feature Oddball. Along the way, the producers of these films include Andrena Finlay, Stephen Kearney, Sheila Hanahan, Rachel Griffiths and Suzie Montague-Delaney, all of whom understand the particular charm of family films. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.