BBC trained in Documentary Filmmaking through the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and, in Photojournalism, at the prestigious SPEOS International Photographic Institute in Paris, Rupert's work ranges from video journalism and documentary film to reportage and portraiture and covers local, regional, national and international stories ranging from wildlife conservation to access to justice.
As a lawyer for over 20 years Rupert worked in both civil and criminal justice. And his environmental work was done at a time when there were few genuine activist environmental lawyers around in the UK. As one of the first tranche of lawyers to be awarded a Masters in Environmental Law in the early 1990's Rupert became a referral advisor for the Environmental Law Foundation and advised a range of environmental groups including Friends of the Earth and Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) as well as individuals affected by environmental pollution and unsustainable development. As a criminal lawyer Rupert became increasingly interested in Legal Aid and Access to Justice - or the lack of it. And his film and photography are informed by these issues.
Fascinated by the power of visual storytelling for social impact, in 2017 Rupert made the decision to retrain into filmmaking and photography.
With his three boys having 'flown the nest' Rupert lives with his wife on the beautiful Hartland Peninsula in North Devon, South West of England. When he is not travelling Rupert may be spotted walking the dramatic South West Coast Path, swimming in the sea or hacking out Neil Young covers on his acoustic guitar and harmonica.
Volunteer work over the years includes working with Youth Justice Offender Panel, homeless charities Julian House and St Martin in the Fields, environmental charities Friends of the Earth and CPRE and currently as shore crew for his local lifeboat station at Clovelly.