Tim Russell is a Writer and Producer in Film, TV and Advertising.
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 INVISIBILE MAN, THE SAPPHIRES) and Automatik Entertainment (SINISTER, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL). Tim is serving as an Executive Producer on the feature. Tim is developing and producing a number of long form projects including the adaption of the award winning short film GOING VEGO, the narrative podcast THE ELEMENTS with Gold Walkley Award Winner Slade Gibson (THE TEACHER'S PET) and the feature documentary FINDING RICHARD.
Tim 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, Breville, 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 also produced award winning music videos, screening in festivals like SoundKilda.
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), eOne Entertainment, Hopscotch Features and Screen Australia.
Tim prides himself on creating bold and original films, television, music videos and commercials.