Location: London
Website: www.rupertrussell.com

Rupert Russell is a director, writer, and photographer. His first feature documentary, Freedom for the Wolf, screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA, UNAFF, Warsaw Film Festival, and will play at the legendary Slamdance Film Festival this January. Filmed in five countries and executive produced by BBC Storyville founder Nick Fraser, it tells the story of the global crisis of democracy from the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong to the failure of the Arab Spring in Tunisia to the rise of Donald Trump in America. He has just completed an animated webseries, How the World Went Mad, on the rise of political insanity for the online documentary streaming platform Docsville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vice, Little White Lies, Dangerous Minds, USA Today, Mashable, Cineuropa, and many others.


My feature documentary film, Freedom for the Wolf, has screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Warsaw International Film Festival, United Nations Associate Film Festival, and Sydney Underground. In 2018, we will have screenings at Slamdance Film Festival, Helsinki Docpoint, and five others that yet to be publically announced.