Writer, Director and Producer Rupert Wyatt was born and raised in the South of England. He is the founding member of the film collective Picture Farm that along with its prolific Commercial output has produced numerous Documentaries and Feature Films including the multi-award winning DARK DAYS (2001), and FISHING WITHOUT NETS (2014) both audience award winners of the Sundance Film Festival. His directorial debut was THE ESCAPIST (2008) starring Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Dominic Cooper and Joseph Fiennes, which premiered at the Sundance film festival and was nominated for eight international awards. As a screenwriter he has worked in France for producers Claudie Ossard (AMELIE) and Jean-Pierre Ramsay (TOTAL ECLIPSE), the UK, and the U.S where has written screenplays for 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Universal Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment. His 2nd film as director was 20th Century Fox’s RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011) starring Andy Serkis. Since it’s release, the film has seen enormous success worldwide, both critically and commercially, spawning one sequel and a second soon to be released. In 2013 he directed the Pilot episode of AMC’s TURN which is soon to begin production on its 4th Season. 2014 saw the release of Paramount Pictures’ THE GAMBLER, his 3rd film as director, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and Jessica Lange. As of 2016, he lives between Los Angeles and Hudson, New York with his wife Erica Beeney; a film maker, and their three children.