Richard Kerbaj is a BAFTA-winning filmmaker and print journalist who has specialized in reporting on intelligence, espionage and terrorism for 13 years.
The first film he produced, My Son the Jihadi, won four awards, including the 2016 BAFTA for best single documentary and was nominated for an International Emmy and a Prix Italia.
His second film, Hunting the KGB Killers, was a critically acclaimed documentary-drama for Channel 4 on Scotland Yard’s investigation into the murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. It was described by The Guardian as a “thriller more outrageous than a fictional spy movie”.
Richard has most recently written and produced a feature documentary for HBO and Channel 4, Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist, which was released on July 31st, 2019.
Along with the film production work, Richard is also a multi-award winning print journalist and security correspondent for The Sunday Times of London which he joined in 2010. Prior to that, he worked for two years on The Times, covering local and foreign stories and serving as the paper’s bureau chief in Baghdad in 2009.
He began his journalism career in Australia, working on a range of broadsheets, including The Australian newspaper.