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 the legendary Slamdance Film Festival. Filmed across 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 and the rise of Donald Trump in America. He directed an animated web series, How the World Went Mad, on the rise of political insanity, for the online documentary streaming platform Yaddo. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Little White Lies, Dangerous Minds, USA Today, Mashable, Cineuropa and many others.