Tim Russell is a writer and producer in film, TV, podcasts and advertising.
In July 2021, Tim released THE ELEMENTS through Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Hosted by the sole survivor of the 1997 Thredbo Landslide Stuart Diver and from Gold Walkley award winning audio producer Slade Gibson (THE TEACHER'S PET), the show is a tense and harrowing ride through some of Australia’s most devastating natural disasters with those who emerged from the ashes to tell their tale.
A graduate of Swinburne's Film & Television School, Tim has produced award winning short films that have screened at festivals across the world including the BFI London Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Palm Springs Shortsfest and Flickerfest. Directed by Vanessa Gazy (EDEN), HIGHWAY was nominated for Best Direction in a Short Film by the Australian Directors Guild in 2018, sold to Amazon Prime and HBO Europe and is development as a feature film with acclaimed producers Goalpost Pictures (THE INVISIBLE MAN, UPGRADE) and Automatik Entertainment (SINISTER, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL). Tim is serving as an executive producer on the feature. He is also the writer & director of the short films THE DRIVER and HORSE FEATHERS with the former being nominated for the inaugural Sydney Film Festival Lexus Scholarship, and has produced music videos for labels such as Sony Music.
Tim is currently in post production on the feature documentary VOLCANO MAN, from award winning commercials director James Crawley, and the adaption of the short film GOING VEGO with creator Christopher Burke (HERE COME THE HABBIS).
He has also carved a name for himself in advertising, producing broadcast commercials, digital content and podcasts for Mint Films, Common Ventures, Cobox and Oxygen360. Clients include Bunnings, Gumtree, Visit Victoria, Sydney Opera House and Tourism NT. Tourism NT's campaign GET OUT OF THE STATE YOU'RE IN for Common Ventures was nominated by the B&T Awards and Mumbrella for Best Advertising Campaign of the Year in 2018.
Tim has a background in film production and development having worked for River Road Entertainment (TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), Porchlight Films (THE KETTERING INCIDENT, ANIMAL KINGDOM), Cold Iron Pictures (SWISS ARMY MAN), eOne Entertainment, Hopscotch Features and Screen Australia.