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 series adaption of the award winning short film GOING VEGO, the narrative podcast THE ELEMENTS with 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 creative agencies Common Ventures, Cobox, Kollectve and Oxygen360. Clients include 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 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 & WARHOL 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 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.