Hey, I'm Russell!

New York, New York

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Naked

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A restless mother seeks to rediscover herself by modeling nude for an art class, and ends up baring more than she planned.

188%

This project got the green light!

Runner

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A woman goes for a jog and witnesses something she can't run away from.

364%

This project got the green light!

Su Promesa

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Fearing for her life, a young Guatemalan bride must adapt when her forcibly arranged marriage is fatally threatened.

88%

This project got the green light!

He Was Asking for It

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Four female friends entertain fantasies of violent revenge to console their friend after finding out her rapist won’t be serving time.

104%

This project got the green light!

Tryphine

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Thriller

Tryphine is a horror film about a 'disturbed' woman learning English. It is being produced as part of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Pod People

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Horror, Sci-Fi

An apathetic man returns from a night out to discover a hideous growth rapidly spreading throughout his body

105%

This project got the green light!

The Scroll of Morlok

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror

A film projectionist is tasked with screening a silent horror classic, only to free a 'fictional' ghoul from his celluloid prison.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lolita Express (by Octavia Chavez-Richmond)

Dana Point, California Film Short
Drama

6 girls from different walks of life await their abuser on his private island. Only the youngest dares to escape.

86%

This project got the green light!

BLOCKS

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Experimental

A mother of two young children begins to spontaneously vomit LEGO blocks.

101%

This project got the green light!

"410 Stamped"

Baltimore, Maryland Film Short
Action, Drama

An unlikely pair of Baltimore teens find themselves together on one wild night against a backdrop of curfews & over-policing.

88%

This project got the green light!

BEAM

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Sci-Fi

A hapless thief, gifted with a teleportation device, must fulfill one final job in order to save her family.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Lost Comet

Mexico City, Mexico Film Short
Drama, Music

Joining narrative film and dance, this story sheds light on a voiceless tragedy while racing through the iconic landmarks of Mexico City.

86%

This project got the green light!

Censored

Denton, Texas Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Everything is f***ed up. Everything is cleaned up.

91%

This project got the green light!

CHAR'ACTORS

New York City, New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

The Char'Actors is a company of artists dedicated to the craft of acting and filmmaking. Our mission is to build each member individually &

119%

This project got the green light!

Into The Void - Pilot Episode

Pueblo, Colorado Series
Drama, Sci-Fi

An inexperienced captain, with a patched together crew and ship, hunts a mysterious vessel at the edge of civilization.

103%

This project got the green light!

Hello From Taiwan

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A Taiwanese American family living in California in the late 1980s struggles to re-unite across cultural and language barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

Some Southern Waters

Orlando, Florida Film Feature
Fantasy, Mystery

Months after witnessing the death of his girlfriend, a young man meets a mysterious young woman who looks just like the love he lost.

84%

This project got the green light!

Route 91: The Show Must Go On

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Route 91 is the story of how one night altered the lives of 22,000 people and how beauty finds a way to emerge from tragedy.

84%

This project got the green light!

FIT(IN)

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Would you give your quarters to the man in the streets if he looked like a hipster?

106%

This project got the green light!

Harana (formerly "A Song for Myself")

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Music

A homesick Filipino lounge singer confronts her cover band in order to play her original song in front of their uncaring Vegas audience.

111%

This project got the green light!

Final Dress

Dallas, Texas Film Feature
Horror

Musical Theatre Camp is all fun and games...until the killing begins.

83%

This project got the green light!

Mend

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Family

A middle-aged widower struggles to find purpose after his only child announces she's moving away and he must go forward on his own.

128%

This project got the green light!

Blood Rust

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama

In a town where gossip spreads like wildfire, Joan must bridle her volatile sister to prevent family secrets from destroying them both.

169%

This project got the green light!

ADULTIN'

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Satire

ADULTIN’ explores the success or complete failures of mundane, but necessary, tasks adults face as we grow, learn & figure out our 20s.

100%

This project got the green light!

Infrared Dreams

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Thriller, Sci-Fi

Locked in a strange room, a captive woman awakens to find a mysterious doctor experimenting on her.

85%

This project got the green light!

Sins

Leeds, New York Film Short
Film-Noir, Thriller

Nina,an Italian immigrant with a wild nature,impulsively falls in love with her daughter's new boyfriend leading to passion and violence

108%

This project got the green light!

Generation Wrecks: a 90s Teen Comedy

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Teen

The death of Liz's brother moves Stacy to repair their damaged friendship by hosting a weekend getaway derailed by Liz's misfit friends.

115%

This project got the green light!

The Cauldron: Columbia '68

Los Angeles, California Series
Documentary

1968: The world was on fire, and students at Columbia University brought a powerful institution to its knees

114%

This project got the green light!

Otherwise a Woman

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama

After years of being sexually harassed and assaulted in the workplace, a woman fights to regain control of her life

95%

This project got the green light!

Seragam

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

After Indonesia's '98 financial crisis, a father who works at a slaughterhouse wants to teach his son about the value of compassion.

102%

This project got the green light!

Silver Cord

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

The journey of farewell between soul and body as they both transcend to their ultimate destinations;afterlife for soul & ground for the body

100%

This project got the green light!

A Streetcar Named Desire

New York City, New York Company
Drama

An immersive new staging of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire featuring a Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lying Together

Boulder, Colorado Film Feature
Family, Romantic Comedy

Tired of the constant pressure to get married, the last two singles in a church pretend to date each other.

115%

This project got the green light!

Evan

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

What would you pray for if the heavens were listening?

100%

This project got the green light!

The Quiet

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Horror

A young man faces morality in the midst of a deadly outbreak.

89%

This project got the green light!

High Existence - an episodic pilot

DeLand, Florida Series
Comedy

Morgan Kelly is finally ready to take her life to a new plane.

131%

This project got the green light!

Bury Me Not

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Western

In order to protect a dangerous secret, two uncompromising women hide the truth as a relentless sheriff digs deeper.

86%

This project got the green light!

Pacurí

Middletown, Connecticut Film Short
Drama

On the cusp of her Quinceañera, Pacurí must choose where her loyalties lie: with her devoted family, or her rich friends.

216%

This project got the green light!

Big Trees

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Jake's plans for a relaxing trip to Sequoia National Park are thwarted when he's joined by his former best friend and his ex-girlfriend.

100%

This project got the green light!

GREATLAND

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Romance, Sci-Fi

Trapped in a world of perpetual fun and inter-species love, a teenage boy crosses the forbidden frontier to save his childhood sweetheart.

86%

This project got the green light!

The Biographer's Wife

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Soon-to-be-mother Marielle must make the choice to maintain the image of the perfect wife or shed the facade and focus on her own happiness.

100%

This project got the green light!

Jenee

Nashville, Tennessee Film Feature
Drama, Music

A rise to superstardom proves to be jazz singer Jenee' Skylar’s, biggest fall.

90%

This project got the green light!

The Emotional Octopus

Vancouver, Canada Film Short
Drama, Experimental

a karmic run-in on a beach between exes resurfaces past heartaches

101%

This project got the green light!

Dorris, 85

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

An elderly woman, Dorris, celebrates her husband’s eighty-fifth birthday without him.

120%

This project got the green light!

DOWN the MIDDLE

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

The owner of an ad agency retires unexpectedly, making his uptight business manager and his trust-fund bohemian daughter polarized partners.

85%

This project got the green light!

Mel and Ruby

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Mel and Ruby is a heartfelt and witty examination of how two best friends navigate shame and loss.

101%

This project got the green light!

Tempelhof

Burbank, California Film Feature
Biography, Documentary

In a series of intimate conversations, asylum seekers and migrants share their compelling, and dangerous journeys of hope to the West.

101%

This project got the green light!

Annunciation

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

At the baptism of her second child, a woman must come to terms with the identity of her first child.

156%

This project got the green light!

End of Daze: a living manifesto for SOCIALISM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Documentary, History

Oil is peaking, ice is melting, the rich are profiting, humans are dying. This doc will explore Socialism as the answer to our future.

87%

This project got the green light!

Flunkyball

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When unexpected guests arrive at Mia's party her vision for inclusivity crumbles, caught in the crossfire of ignorance under the influence.

116%

This project got the green light!

The Bra Mitzvah

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A young teen's journey into adulthood happens in the most mortifying experience: getting fitted for a bra.

100%

This project got the green light!

UP&UP

New York City, New York Series
LGBTQ, Drama

A group of New Yorkers discover their unique truth by challenging ideas of diversity and inclusion and raising the bar on society.

101%

This project got the green light!

Black Enough

Charlottesville, Virginia Series
Comedy, Drama

An insecure dancer checks off ingredients on her #BlackGirlMagic potion in order to survive her first days at a Predominately White College.

105%

This project got the green light!

Follow the Rhythm

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

A story of self discovery of a man who fell short of his dreams and finds redemption through his childhood passion - the art of Capoeira.

83%

This project got the green light!

EL NARCO

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a Mexican doctor captures a corrupt cop, an innocent nurse must evaluate her own morals as the doctor pressures her to work with him.

83%

This project got the green light!

Eclipse

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Lily is reaching for success in a world of men. That world can raise her up and crush her — all in one glittering night.

174%

This project got the green light!

Lovers Lane

Eugene, Oregon Film Short
Crime, Western

A pair of outcasts embark on a violent journey through the Pacific Northwest. Are they guided by love? Or something more sinister?

101%

This project got the green light!

God Country | Feature Length Horror Film

Nashville, Tennessee Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

A young man, with a traumatic upbringing, is forced home by a family tragedy only to find himself embattled with local religious extremists.

102%

This project got the green light!

CNT Productions

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Film-related Business

CNT flips the script on stereotypes one story at a time.

105%

This project got the green light!

#WASHED

Dallas, Texas Series
Comedy, Drama

A conflicted young professional wakes up on his 30th birthday in the midst of a quarter-life crisis. Perplexed at how he went to sleep one d

81%

This project got the green light!

Alien Guy Tim

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

An outcast, Alien Guy Tim, wants to prove that he has been abducted by aliens, but faces many obstacles along the way.

140%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Karate Tortoise Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Damsel goes on a quest to protect the clumsy superhero, Karate Tortoise, from becoming the lunch of the evil chef, Fatty Bonati.

103%

This project got the green light!

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