Rupert Russell

FREEDOM FOR THE WORLD

Rupert Russell

Rupert Russell is a director working in documentary, web series, commercials and music video. His first feature documentary, Freedom for the Wolf, premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017. 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 Arab Spring in Tunisia to the rise of Donald Trump in America. He is currently working on a series of animated shorts on “How the World Went Mad” for the online documentary streaming platform Yaddo. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Little White Lies, Dangerous Minds, State of the Arts, USA Today, Mashable, Exposed Magazine, and Backseat Mafia.