RUPERT WAINWRIGHT

Adore’s founder and creative director Rupert Wainwright is an award-winning director who brings a unique visual style and driving sense of storytelling to the worlds of features, tv and commercials.

His feature “Stigmata” (MGM) starring Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne and Jonathan Pryce, is an original vision of a classical horror film blended with a personal search for faith. Praised for its striking imagery, “Stigmata” opened #1 in the US and made over $100 million worldwide.

The Fog” (Sony Pictures) starring Tom Welling, Maggie Grace and Selma Blair also opened #1 in theatres in the US. “The Sadness of Sex” a festival favorite, was described by the Los Angeles Times as “an inspired tour de force” and Wainwright’s debut feature “Blank Check” (Disney) is an evergreen kid’s favorite bringing a few hours of peace to parents around the world.

His newest feature project is the New York Times best-seller “Not Without Hope”, a true life thriller of endurance in the face of an ocean tragedy, shooting spring 2020.

Born in England, Wainwright studied at Oxford University while acting in British films such as “Another Country” and “Dreamchild.” He attended UCLA on a Fulbright scholarship where he started directing music videos most notably for NWA, Michael Jackson and MC Hammer. His commercial collaborations include Reebok, Gatorade, Sprite, Footlocker ATT etc., and he has directed winning bid films for the Olympics and FIFA World Cup.

Wainwright has won numerous awards for his work, including two Grand Effies (one for his work with Reebok), several MTV Video Music Awards, several Cannes Gold Dolphins and a Grammy.

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  • Take Another Look : POV
    Take Another Look : POV
    AZERBAIJAN TOURISM
    AZERBAIJAN TOURISM

    “TAKE ANOTHER LOOK : POV” brought together 5 unique artists to “take another look” at Azerbaijan. Th...

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  • Thank You Soccer
    Thank You Soccer
    FIFA World Cup United 2026
    FIFA World Cup United 2026

    Adore Creative produced “Thank You Soccer,” a film for United 2026’s successful FIFA World Cup...

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  • Sasha's Big Day
    Sasha's Big Day
    WORLD CUP 2018
    WORLD CUP 2018

    The centerpiece of a three part film c...

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  • Divers
    Divers
    FINA World Championship 2015
    FINA World Championship 2015

    Adore’s evocative film was at the heart of Kazan’s winning presentation to host the FINA World Champ...

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  • Russia Becomes the Game
    Russia Becomes the Game
    WORLD CUP 2018
    WORLD CUP 2018

    Adore wrote, produced and directed the entire filmed portion of the campaign that won Russia hosting...

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  • Timur's Kazan
    Timur's Kazan
    World Skills 2019
    World Skills 2019

    A precocious young boy named Timur is on a mission to prove his World Skills to his older brother. I...

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  • Millisecond
    Millisecond
    USA LUGE
    USA LUGE

    Adore worked pro bono to create this promotional film featuring the fastest athletes on ice. Luge is...

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  • Russia The Door Is Open
    Russia The Door Is Open
    Sochi Olympic Campaign 2014
    Sochi Olympic Campaign 2014

    Adore’s international TV campaign was the cornerstone of Sochi’s successful bid to host the 2014 Win...

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  • Central Park Jogger
    Central Park Jogger
    GHI
    GHI

    TV commercial created and directed by Rupert Wainwright for Group Health Incorporated.

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  • Drunk Driving
    Drunk Driving
    PSA US Dept. of Transportation
    PSA US Dept. of Transportation

    Rupert Wainwright worked for the US Department of Transportation on several groundbreaking campaigns...

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  • Mikaela
    Mikaela
    GHI
    GHI

    Compelling 30 second TV commercial about the connection between one of NYC most highly rated MDs and...

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  • Rapper's Delight
    Rapper's Delight
    Sprite
    Sprite

    Caper spot featuring Mos Def.

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  • Skiers
    Skiers
    Rosneft Olympic TV Campaign
    Rosneft Olympic TV Campaign

    Adore’s Olympic TV campaign for Rosneft leads with “Skiers,” a 60 second spot starring extreme skier...

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  • Stigmata
    Stigmata
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  • The Fog
    The Fog
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  • Fear Itself
    Fear Itself
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  • Fox Sports
    Fox Sports
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  • Wolf Lake
    Wolf Lake
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  • The Sadness of Sex
    The Sadness of Sex
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  • Feature Reel
    Feature Reel
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  • Commercial Reel
    Commercial Reel
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  • TV Reel
    TV Reel
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  • Blank Check
    Blank Check
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  • Dillinger
    Dillinger
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