Rupert comes from an archaeology background, having studied at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London alongside Waterloo Uncovered co-founders Mark Evans and Charlie Foinette, and several other WU staff. In 2004, Rupert made a career change, moving from archaeology to working in TV, and has worked as a filmmaker ever since. In 2015 when Waterloo Uncovered first began, Mark and Charlie approached Rupert to help out with the project due to his knowledge of archaeology and skill with video making.
Initially, Rupert filmed the dig as an extension of the archaeological record, but as the project grew and grew, there became a need for additional videos to be sent to the media, shown at events, and put on WU’s website. Now, Rupert films a variety of pieces for Waterloo Uncovered including footage of the summer excavations, archaeological summaries and interviews. His work can be difficult and fast-paced, particularly on site where there are many different discoveries needing to be filmed at all times, but Rupert finds it both challenging and rewarding.