Nick Rutter’s award-winning films have been at Cannes Film Festival and on Netflix , Channel 4 and the BBC.
He studied for his MA at Goldsmiths College and also studied at London’s Panic Film School and the Brighton Film School. His break into directing came with a series of documentaries on the bands Madness, The Clash and The Sex Pistols.
Commercial clients include premium brands such as Tanqueray, Axe, Aviva, Google, Tesco and Heineken for which he won gold at the Epica awards and a bronze at the Cannes Lions.
His short 'The World Turns' won a Fuji Short Film award, and was nominated for a Shine award at Bradford International as well as selected for numerous screenings including Danny Boyle's shuffle Festival. Oscar-winning producer Gareth Unwin said it demonstrated "a distinct ability to craft a narrative, with a wonderful aesthetic".
His collaboration on double EMMY-nominated documentary Monty Python 'Almost The Truth' was screened in cinemas across the UK and USA before being shown on BBC2 and Netflix.
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. Some of his most recognisable videos for artist Lapalux, include 'Without You’, starring Natalie Tena (Harry Potter, About A Boy, Game of Thrones) which was awarded 1st place at the Smalls Film Festival. Other promos include artists, Vaults, The Staves and Rag and Bone Man with YouTube views reaching far into the millions.
Nicks series of successful Straight8 films, with screenings at the Cannes Film Festival, the London Film Festival and Channel 4 include the renowned spoof, 'The Yorkshire Rapper' and Straight 8’s hall of fame favourite 'From Russia with Monsters'.
Founder of Lamplight Stories, Nick is heading up a slate of long form narratives.