RUPERT RUSSELL is a writer, director, and author.
His current project, Price Wars: Adventures in the Financial Apocalypse traces the origins of the chaotic decade - from Trump and Brexit to Syria and Ukraine to the climate crisis and the global refugee crisis - back to the world's finanical markets. It is both a feature documentary film to air on Arte and a book to be published by Doubleday (Penguin Random House) in the US and Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Hachette) in the UK.
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 is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and has directed commercials celebrating Pride for HSBC.
He received a Double-Starred First in the Social and Political Sciences from Jesus College, Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Sociology, where he was National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.