1.4 Jury Profile – Rupert Reynolds-Maclean

RUPERT REYNOLDS-MACLEAN

Managing Director

Biscuit Filmworks UK

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Rupert Reynolds-MacLean started as Managing Director of Biscuit Filmworks UK in May 2017 and has a wealth of experience in commercial production, branded content, and strategy.

Prior to Biscuit, Reynolds-MacLean worked in the commercial industry in the London for 10 years and has held various roles from production to sales and has launched a number of young directors in to the UK market.

Projects to which he’s contributed have earned accolades from Cannes Lions, Kinsale, Shots, The Webby’s, British Arrows, D&AD, and a BAFTA.

I was born in …
Auckland, NZ but I grew up in Wellington

I now live in…
London

I’m listening to…
This morning I listened to First Hate ‘A Prayer For The Unemployed’ on the way into the office.

Watching…
I just finished The Handmaids Tale and loved it. The only thing I watch religiously is ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’.

Reading..
‘The Plot Against America’ by Eli Roth

Dreaming of…
Summer holidays 

I wish I’d known when I was 18 that…
Most of it doesn’t matter

Sometimes I wish I were …
A whale

My most valuable social media app is…
Hoop

What’s not to love about…
Being a dad

What epitomises right now?
The first book on politics “The Republic” seems to have picked out current global political situation better than most
 
Where’s the next creative centre…
Everywhere, the internet has democratised the world. It’s not just huge cities anymore.

Best advice you’ve ever been given…
“Don’t be boring, nobody ever died wishing they were more boring.” My grandfather.

In the end what really matters…
Having fun.