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. 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 film. Tim has a number of long form projects in development including the adaption of the award winning short film GOING VEGO.
Tim has also carved a name for himself in advertising, producing broadcast commercials, digital content and podcasts for agencies including Common Ventures, Cobox, Kollectve and Oxygen360 for clients such as Visit Victoria, Gumtree, Breville, Fetch, Contiki, Sydney Opera House and Tourism NT. Highlights include Tourism NT's campaign GET OUT OF THE STATE YOU'RE IN, which was nominated by the B&T Awards and Mumbrella for Best Advertising Campaign of the Year. Tim has also produced award winning music videos including WARRIORS for Lisa Mitchell and Warner Music, which was nominated for an Australian Screen Editors Award for Best Music Video in 2018 and screened in competition at the HollyShorts Film Festival and SoundKilda.
Alongside his own projects, Tim has a background in narrative film development and script reading having worked for companies including 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.