Prior to producing feature films, Rupert had a successful career in mergers & acquisitions in the City, working for Lord Spens (former CEO of Ansbacher and Morgan Grenfell). Working closely with Lord Spens, Rupert was instrumental in several transactions in various sectors and territories.
Leaving the corporate finance world, Rupert moved to Manhattan to attend the New York Film Academy, where the course focus was production. Rupert’s final course project won the Special Jury Mention prize at the Las Palmas Film Festival for his short film NEMESIS.
Having turned to film, and as the co-founder of Corona, Rupert has built an extensive network of key industry contacts in all sectors, generating several key projects for the company. He has also been particularly active in the development and packaging of the company’s slate of high-quality projects. Originating in corporate finance, Rupert is key to the financial structures and revenue exploitation of Corona’s projects.
Most recently at Corona Pictures, Rupert and producing partner Richard Johns co-created and produced teen horror TRUTH OR DARE which has now sold to 24 countries, and the blackly comic thriller THE LIABILITY starring Tim Roth, Peter Mullan and Jack O’Connell.