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Nick Rutter

 Director for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
Cynthia Okoye
+44 (0)20 7393 4329
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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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Chrysalis Short
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.

The World Turns Short
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
Straight 8, Cannes
Director Nick Rutter

Myxomatosis Short
Future Shorts for Vimeo Staff Picks
Director Nick Rutter

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

Graveheart Short
Straight 8, Cannes
Director Nick Rutter

The French Collection Short
Straight 8, Cannes
Director Nick Rutter

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