R.J. Cutler (USA)
This Machine Filmworks

R.J. Cutler is an award-winning filmmaker who has made some of the most significant documentaries and television series of the past three decades.

In 2020 Cutler launched This Machine, a production company focused on developing and producing non-fiction projects for film and television.

Feature documentaries include: The Disappearance of Shere Hite, South to Black Power, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, BELUSHI, The World According to Dick Cheney, Thin, Listen to Me Marlon, The September Issue, A Perfect Candidate and The War Room.

Documentary series include: Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul, Murf the Surf, Supreme Models, Dear…, 30 Days, Freshman Diaries and American High.

Narrative projects include the television series Nashville, the feature film If I Stay, and the podcast The Oval Office Tapes.

Cutler’s work has been nominated for an Academy Award and he is the recipient of numerous other awards including two Emmys, two Peabody Awards, a GLAAD Award, two Cinema Eye Awards, and two Television Academy Honor Awards. In 2009, the Museum of Television and Radio held a four-day retrospective of R.J.’s work. In 2022, the Critics’ Choice Awards gave him the Pennebaker Award for lifetime achievement in documentary film.

Cutler lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jane, their children Maddie, Max and Penny, and their dog Dexter.