Dick Fontaine has made over forty films for cinema, television, and the independent media. A founder member of the legendary investigative film series World in Action, he was the first filmmaker to introduce the techniques of cinéma vérité to UK television in the Sixties, collaborating with the Maysles Brothers to make groundbreaking films with the Beatles and Jean Shrimpton. He developed the essay film with Norman Mailer: Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? He has given master classes and retrospectives of his work have appeared around the world. His work is now housed in the Harvard Film Archive. He joined the National Film & Television School in the UK as Head of Documentary in 1995.