Synopsis: A tiny glimpse into the extraordinary life of Richard Pace. A different approach to life might have seen him crushed under the weight of the physical and mental stresses he has been through since he was a child, however, healing waters have helped him rise above it all!
We all know water is the source of all life. But for Richard Pace it’s more than just a source of sustenance – being in the water is an immense source of healing and provides the framework for a loving community. Being able to capture that essence was really heart-warming to see, and it made the filmmaking process a truly special experience.
This is a documentary that only reveals a small slice of Richard’s astounding life. I wanted to literally and figuratively depict what goes on under the surface – both in his body and mind. Loneliness, fear, friendship, hope, love. Years of battling a debilitating bone disease has not worn him down. He’s stronger than ever, and it’s great to see Richard is still keeping pace.
Radheya Jegatheva is an Oscar qualified and AACTA nominated filmmaker based in Perth, Australia and born in Johor, Malaysia to parents of South Korean, Japanese, Indian and Malaysian ancestry. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts graduate from Curtin University (2021) in Western Australia. Radheya’s films have been selected to 26 Academy Award Qualifying Festivals. His 2019 film, The Quiet was Oscar qualified, and his 2017 film iRony was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts (AACTA) Award.
Radheya’s films which collectively have more than 1,000 official selections and 400 awards worldwide have been played in all the worlds 7 continents including Antarctica at the Davis Research Station.