Naomi Richman is the director of Rites Undone and an anthropologist whose work explores themes of religion, sexuality and abuse. She is currently a Junior Research Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and previously was a Postdoctoral researcher on the Wellcome Trust funded project, Hidden Persuaders at the Department of History, Classics & Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. Rites Undone is her first film.
Eddie Bolger is the producer of Rites Undone and a filmmaker working across documentary, fiction, and educational productions. As a producer at the Derek Jarman Lab, he collaborates on ongoing essay film projects, as well as working on commissions for Birkbeck and for external organisations such as the BBC, and the Leverhulme Trust. He studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge, and Humanities and Cultural Studies at the London Consortium.
Bartek Dziadosz is the executive producer of Rites Undone and Director at the Derek Jarman Lab. He studied Law in Cracow and Contemporary Media Practice at the Westminster Film School. Most recently, Bartek collaborated on The Seasons in Quincy featuring Tilda Swinton and John Berger. His own documentary on the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, The Trouble With Being Human These Days, has screened around the world.
Rites Undone is made possible through a collaboration between the Hidden Persuaders project and the Derek Jarman Lab.
Hidden Persuaders (2014-2021) was a Wellcome Trust funded project based at the department of History, Classics & Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. The Hidden Persuaders project investigated cultural debates and fears about ‘brainwashing’ and mind control, through academic research, filmmaking, public engagement and outreach work.
The Derek Jarman Lab is based at the School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London. It specialises in using filmmaking as a tool for exploring and communicating research, informed by the academic backgrounds of its filmmakers.
Rites Undone is funded by the Wellcome Trust.