Richard Ramchurn (2015 cohort)

Richard’s research is about how people can interact with a film both actively and passively using their mind. He is writing, directing, and building interactive brain controlled films for lay audiences that have never come into contact with such technology before.

Richard will be using this grant to:

  • Produce and Direct “The Moment” – a new, high quality, professionally produced film that can be shown in a mobile venue across the UK. He has recruited a team of highly skilled and experienced film makers and pre-production activity has already commenced. You can find out more at:

Production is complete and ‘The Moment’ was launched with a preview at Lakeside Arts and FACT premiering at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and received widespread media coverage:


MIT Tech Review

Daily Mail

SKY News

BBC Click

Radio Nottingham (20:15:00)

East Midlands Today (7 minutes in)

University of Nottingham Press Release

Watch the official trailer:

  • Tour the UK with the film throughout 2018 and 2019. He has already secured £10,000 from the 2016 EPSRC Telling Tales of Engagement call, as well as £14,000 from Arts Council England to build a mobile touring cinema in order to maximise the reach and impact of his research, and The Moment will be the film that will be shown in the mobile venue,which will be in the form of an adapted caravan.

Richard is currently sourcing venues for ‘The Moment’ tour.

You can also watch Richard talk about his research around Brain Controlled Movies in this Computerphile video below: