Rupert Russell is a writer and director, of both live-action and animation.
His current project, Price Wars, is both a feature documentary film to air on Arte and a book to be published by Doubleday (PenguinRandomHouse) in the U.S. and Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Hachette) in the U.K.
His feature debut, Freedom for the Wolf, charted the global crisis of democracy, won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival and was nominated for the Cinema for Peace ‘Most Valuable Film of the Year’ Award during Berlinale 2019.
 
His animated series on the Trump phenomenon, How the World Went Mad, premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and earned him a spot on the shortlist for the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions 2019.
He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Sociology, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.