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Nick Rutter

 Director for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
Cynthia Okoye
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Biography

Nick Rutter’s award-winning films have been seen at the Cannes Film Festival, on Channel 4, and the BBC. His short The World Turns won a Fuji Short Film award in 2012, and was nominated for a Shine award at the Bradford Film Festival. His double EMMY-nominated documentary Monty Python Almost The Truth was screened in cinemas across the UK and USA before being shown on BBC 2.

Nick’s visually dynamic story-telling can be seen in several music videos. Melpomene was hailed as ‘passionate and evocative’ by judges at the UK Music Video Awards in 2012. A more recent project, for the band Lapalux, starred Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, About a Boy, Game of Thrones) and has been an instant success with over 200,000 YouTube hits in its first week.

His break into film-making came with a series of documentaries on the bands Madness, The Clash and The Sex Pistols.There followed a series of successful Straight8 films, with screenings at the Cannes Film Festival, the London Short Film Festival and Channel 4. Commercial clients include premium-brands such as Lynx and Heineken, for which he won gold at the Epica awards and a bronze Lion at Cannes.

He studied for his MA at Goldsmiths College, and also studied at London’s Panico Film School and the Brighton Film School

Nick is currently writing a 30-minute drama, with the support of Fuji Film, due to be completed later this year.

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Director
Chrysalis Short
2013
Sonny London
Producer Judy Vermeulen
Director Nick Rutter
Starring Alex Leak, Milly Roberts & William Howie

A dark reflection on teenage romance and how it can become self-destructive.

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The World Turns Short
2012
Saloon Films
Producer Emory Reugg
Director Nick Rutter
Writer Nick Rutter

After a fatal and unforeseeable accident Kevin seeks refuge in the company of Leanne, a waitress from a nearby cafe.

From Russia With Monsters Short
2011
Straight 8, Cannes
Director Nick Rutter

 
Myxomatosis Short
2011
Future Shorts for Vimeo Staff Picks
Director Nick Rutter

A couple stumble across a dying rabbit and decide whether to end its suffering.

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Graveheart Short
2008
Straight 8, Cannes
Director Nick Rutter

 
The French Collection Short
2006
Straight 8, Cannes
Director Nick Rutter

 
The Yorkshire Rapper Short
2004
Straight 8, Cannes for Channel 4
Director Nick Rutter