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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 October 1972England, UK
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rupert Wyatt is the co-founder of Picture Farm, the award-winning London & New York based production collective which includes film makers Adrian Sturges and Ben Freedman, Damian Lewis and Gareth Lewis, and Marc Singer. In its 8 year history Picture Farm has produced short films, documentaries, and features including: Dark Days (2000), Hotel Infinity (2004), Out There (2006), The Baker (2007), and most recently The Escapist (2008).

Wyatt studied Film in Paris and while at University started writing for producers Claudie Ossard and Jean-Pierre Ramsay. This was followed by five years of writing and developing features in New York for companies Shooting Gallery, Miramax and Radical Media.

Between 2000-2005 he worked in London and Liverpool directing episodic television and developing his own scripts through UK Film Council lottery funded the Film Consortium and with producers Adrian Sturges, Simon Relph and Michael Kuhn.

He is currently developing the follow-up to his debut feature The Escapist which stars Brian Cox, Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes and which is scheduled for a March 2008 UK release.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (1)

Winner of BBC Showreel 88 film competition with first film made at the age of 16.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on directing Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)] We are, first and foremost, an origin story. We're not so much trying to wipe the slate clean, but to lay a foundation from which other films can come that will ultimately lead to the original Planet of the Apes (1968), which is 3,000 years away.
[n walking the fine line between depicting 'Caesar's triumph' and 'our own doom' in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)] We were using human traits as much as we could..so we could grow to feel for [the apes]. And it's very easy to do that, in one respect, because they're the oppressed, they're the incarcerated, they're the underdogs. In terms of how they bring about our own demise, interestingly, it's less them. We bring about our own demise, in a way, through our own hubris, our own evolution.. This film is less about the conflict between humans and apes. It's how these apes rise up to be in a position to find a freedom, to find a place where they can evolve themselves. And that's where our film is heading to... they're trying to find their own paradise.
[observation, 2014] You're not seeing as many of the younger generation coming up on the basis of the craft, of the work. The movie stars of the Meryl Streep generation and the generation beneath her, in some ways are the last generation of filmmaking. Now the popular culture is beginning to dominate.
[on 'The Gambler'] This film is less about a gambling addiction and more about a guy gambling with his life. It's more of a redemption story, and that's what intrigued me, because this guy is really circling the drain.

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