Underground Film Journal

Richard Wolstencroft

Richard Wolstencroft is an Australian underground filmmaker and the founder of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, which he currently still runs. His own films frequently deal with issues of violence and degeneracy. When his film Pearls Before Swine was rejected from the Melbourne International Film Festival, he created his own fest as a counter-programming rival. Wolstencroft has also been a tireless advocate for the promotion of more genre-themed movies to be produced in Australia to combat his country's decline in worldwide cinematic respect.

You can learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.

Watch Streaming Films By Richard Wolstencroft:


The Last Days of Joe Blow (2013)
The Beautiful and Damned (2010)
Pearls Before Swine (1999)
The Intruder (1994)
Bloodlust (1992) (with Jon Hewitt)


A Serbian Film To Open 2011 Melbourne Underground Film Festival
Melbourne Underground Film Festival director Richard Wolstencroft has announced on Facebook that filmmaker Srdjan Spasojevic’s controversial A Serbian Film will be opening the 12th annual MUFF. No dates for the fest have been set yet, but it should run sometime in late August. This is a bold move for the fest especially in light of
Wolstencroft Pays Fine
Richard Wolstencroft, founder and director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, announced on Twitter and Facebook that he has paid the $750 fine he was charged for screening a banned movie in Australia last year at his fest. The money has been donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital. The banned movie was Bruce LaBruce’s LA