R.J. Cutler is an award-winning filmmaker who has made some of the most significant documentaries and television series of the past quarter century.
Cutler is the director, producer and writer of The World’s A Little Blurry, the feature documentary about teen music sensation Billie Eilish currently streaming on Apple TV+, and BELUSHI, the Critics’ Choice Award-nominated feature documentary currently streaming on Showtime.
His other feature documentaries include the Oscar-nominated The War Room, the Emmy-nominated A Perfect Candidate, the Sundance Award- winning The September Issue, the Peabody Award-winning Listen to Me Marlon, The World According to Dick Cheney and Thin.
He has also been a pioneer in the area of non-fiction television, having created such landmark programs as American High (winner of the first Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Television Series), Freshman Diaries, 30 Days, and Dear…, which is currently in production for its second season on AppleTV+.
Cutler’s scripted work includes conceiving and directing the Emmy-nominated television series Nashville, directing the People’s Choice Award-winning feature film If I Stay (starring Chloe Grace Moretz), and creating, writing, directing and producing the Webby Award-winning podcast The Oval Office Tapes.
Cutler’s work has been nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other awards, and he is the recipient of 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 his work.
Cutler and his wife Jane live in Los Angeles with their children Madeleine, Maxwell, Penelope, and their dog Dexter.