How did a college dropout who was arrested for a DUI twice in the same year become the single-most-powerful nonpresidential political figure in American history? Filmmakers R. J. Cutler (whose The September Issue screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival) and Greg Finton answer that question and others in what is sure to be the definitive film about the fascinating life and legacy of Dick Cheney.
Featuring exclusive interviews with Cheney, his closest allies, and his fiercest critics, The World According to Dick Cheney charts the former vice president’s journey from a jailhouse in small-town Wyoming to the inner sanctums of the White House. Revered by his supporters and loathed by his detractors, Cheney enjoyed a career that spanned four decades, culminating in his eight years as the most controversial and, in his words, “most consequential” vice president ever.
Cutler and Finton’s brilliant film unfolds like a chess game, carefully balancing the illuminating philosophy, complex psychology, arrogance, and dedication of this family man, fisherman, and staunch patriot. - D. C.
About the Directors
Director/producer R. J. Cutler’s work includes the films The September Issue, which screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival; Thin, which played at the Festival in 2006; A Perfect Candidate; and The War Room, which was nominated for an Academy Award. This year Cutler executive-produced and directed Nashville, which is currently airing on ABC. He has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and the Television Academy’s Honor Award.
Director/editor Greg Finton has worked for 25 years in television and film documentaries. His collaboration with R. J. Cutler began in 2000 with the unscripted television series American High and continued with 30 Days, Black. White., and The Residents. He also edited the films Waiting for "Superman" and It Might Get Loud for director Davis Guggenheim; both films screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The World According to Dick Cheney marks his directing debut.
Cast and Credits
Directors: R. J. Cutler, Greg Finton
Producers: R. J. Cutler, Francis Gasparini
Coproducers: Ryan Gallagher, Trevor Smith
Line Producer: Sarah Anthony
Editor: Greg Finton
Music Supervisor: Margaret Yen
Composer: Craig Richey
Contact: Trevor Smith / firstname.lastname@example.org / (310) 202-8166