When you think of young talents, you have to have Russell’s face stuck somewhere in your memory bank. Russell is one of these new talents that is already making a huge impact on skateboard filmmaking with only a handful of productions under his belt. Incredible technician, Russell masters light, camera shutter, and filters like no other.
Check out “Filter”, his part in “cinematographer” and the latest (and last) Dylan Rieder commercial for Gravis. Filter, starring Dylan Rieder and Sammy Winter, recently won for Best Photography at ISFF 2012.

Russel’s composition for the Filmmaker Challenge mixes technicity in both skateboarding, editing, camera mastering (even through a fishbowl) and an appetite for that new angle that makes the difference. The music is composed by his brother. No goldfish has been harm during the filming… Maybe a little shocked by the skateboarding.

Residence: Los Angeles, California