The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences, and inspirations of some of today’s great screen artists.
Every installment asks the same five questions. Today’s subject is Emmy-winning documentary maker RJ Cutler. Cutler got his big break in documentary making in 1993, producing the Oscar-nominated The War Room. He picked up an Emmy seven years later for directing and executive producing American High, which aired on Fox and PBS.
Other credits include Showtime’s The World According To Dick Cheney and Belushi, while his most recent feature is Apple’s Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, for which he was granted unprecedented access to the singer. The movie drew a record-breaking 33% new viewers to Apple TV+, with young adult audiences fueling the momentum.
Check out the interview above.
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