Russell reviewed in COMMARTS

Russell is US Creative work of the Week in THE DRUM

Interview in SOURCE CREATIVE

CAMPAIGN calls Love Story “masterfully directed”

ADWEEK review and Interview

Editors Pick in CREATIVITY

 

Movistar Love Story reaches 13 million views on Facebook, 21 million views overall    

New work for Aquarius

New work for Dannon and the NFL

My interview with THE DRUM

JUNE 2016: New York City with the NFL. Here’s a sneak preview…

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MARCH 2016: In the woods of Madrid

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FEB 2016: Rupert Lloyd and Naji Abu Nowar win the BAFTA for Best British Newcomer4Theeb_1

Let it rain: Bangkok, December 2015

OCTOBER 2015: New work for Ford

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Shot in Slovenia though Blue Hive

CHANTAL AKERMAN, “A FILMMAKER WHO CHANGED WHAT CINEMA IS OR COULD BE OR OUGHT TO BE”

Devastating news that the great Chantal Akerman, who I had the absolute privilege of meeting last year, has died suddenly.

Click on the image for an excellent article by Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts 

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Sheep don’t care that you’re trying to make a film. Slovenia, August 2015

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This is exciting…

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SPEED SISTERS, the Palestinian film I did some additional camera on, has been acquired by Dogwoof and will get a UK cinema release in 2016

THEEB, the Arab Western made by Naji Abu Nowar and Rupert Lloyd, is in UK cinemas today. Don’t miss it

SPRINGBOK RUGBY WORLD CUP FILM IN SHOTS

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AUGUST 2015: New work for Rexona

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Shot in Soweto, South Africa through R/GA

JOAN SCHECKEL DIRECTING LABS IN LA

I just did 6 days of directing labs with the great Joan Scheckel in Los Angeles. It was quite a far out experience and my little English sensibility struggled at times, but it was mind opening

MAY 2015: New work for Porsche

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Shot in Holland and Germany through Achtung

MARCH 2015: New work for Gatorade

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Shot in Mexico City through Chiat Day

NOW WITH THE SWEET SHOP FOR COMMERCIALS GLOBALLY

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SILVERWARE FOR GATORADE

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Good news from Mexico, where “Break the Mould” took four prizes at the Creative Circle Awards. Silver for cinematography and production, and bronze for editing and production design

SPEED SISTERS WORLD PREMIERE

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Speed Sisters is a feature doc I helped shoot in the West Bank, Palsetine. It’s about the first all female motor racing team in the Middle East. The film will have its world premiere at the Doha Youth Film Festival on 1st December.

BEHIND THE SCENES IN MEXICO CITY

GATORADE IN SHOTS

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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

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Just back from Venice film festival, where “THEEB” won Best Director in the Horizonte section. The film is written, directed, produced and edited by two of my oldest friends, Naji Abu Nowar and Rupert Lloyd. Congratulations!

SHOOTING IN MEXICO FOR GATORADE

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BRIAN BLESSED

 

JOANNA HOGG’S “EXHIBITION” IN UK CINEMAS

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For the last year Joanna Hogg has mentored me as part of the Guiding Lights scheme. Her new film is in the cinema on 25th April. It’s worth a look!

5* IN DAVID REVIEWS

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SAMSUNG WINS 25th AWARD

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The Samsung campaign for which I directed seven films has won some more awards. Congrats to the creative team at Cheil!

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FIFA – AD OF THE DAY

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THE SHORT GAME PREMIERES ON NETFLIX

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THE SHORT GAME, a feature documentary on which I was a DP, is the first Netflix Original feature doc.

FIFA “WAKE UP WORLD” IN SHOTS

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THE SHORT GAME IN US CINEMAS ON 20th SEPTEMBER

The Short Game, a feature documentary I had a small hand in by DP’ing the UK section, has been acquired by Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films, and is in US theatres 20th September.

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GOLD IN CANNES FOR SAMSUNG “WE ARE DAVID BAILEY”

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Good news from Cannes ad fest, where “We are David Bailey” picked up a Gold and two Bronze Lions

PUSSY PEOPLE IS VIMEO STAFF PICK

Nice surprise to have Pussy People made Vimeo’s Staff Pick. The film has been seen by over 50,000 people in 3 days!Pussy People from Andrew Lang on Vimeo.

JOANNA HOGG IS MY MENTOR

Very happy to share that Joanna Hogg (Unrelated / Archipelago) has agreed to mentor me for the coming year, as part of the Guiding Lights scheme. I think she’s one of the most brilliant film directors in Britain and I’m hoping some of the magic rubs off!

COKE IN CAMPAIGN BRIEF

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COKE AFRICA SHOOT WRAPPED

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Just wrapped a 5 day shoot for Coke Africa.

THE SHORT GAME WINS SXSW AUDIENCE AWARD

The Short Game, a doc I DP’d the UK section of, has won the Audience Award for Documentary at the SXSW festival. Check out the trailer here

THE SHORT GAME – TRAILER from Delirio Films on Vimeo.

EDITING IN NAIROBI

Just been editing in Kenya for the last 3 weeks, working on the Big Life film with a great young Brit editor now living in Kenya – Ash Jenkins, who cut Broomfield’s “Battle for Haditha”.

GUIDING LIGHTS 2013

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Very pleased to share that I have been selected for the Guiding Lights mentorship scheme 2013. Guiding Lights is the UK’s leading mentorship program for feature filmmakers. I now have to choose a mentor and persuade them to mentor me!

 

IN THE BUSH

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Have spent 4 weeks in the Kenyan bush making a film about the elephant poaching crisis for the amazing Big Life Foundation.

DP’ing A FILM FOR THE ROLLING STONES

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Have been DP’ing a Rolling Stones doc for director John Hillcoat (The Road / Lawless). The 5’ film will play in stadiums on the ‘Stones 50th anniversary tour before the band comes on stage. It features a mixture of famous and less famous (though no less fanatical) fans. The other day we interviewed Elton John

SAMSUNG IN CAMPAIGN

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SHOOTING IN THE WEST BANK

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I’ve just returned from a week in the West Bank, DP’ing a feature doc about the Middle East’s first all female speed racing team. It was an amazing experience, and reminded me why I first wanted to make documentaries. Film will be out next year.

TV COMMERCIAL FOR SAMSUNG

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I just shot my first television commercial for the UK market. It was for a Samsung camera and featured 140 real people who were actually called David Bailey (after the famous photographer).

DP’ing A FEATURE DOC ON KIDS WORLD GOLF TOUR

Just back from DP’ing a feature documentary following the best under 7 golfers in the world. We shot at a championship in Edinburgh for a week. There was some serious talent on show, and some even more serious parents, as you can imagine. Watch this space for the finished film!

FLYING CAR RELEASED ON PUBLIC

Just back from 6 weeks in China, shooting a film about the world’s first flying car – for VW through Stink Shanghai.

MOVIESCOPE ARTICLE ON AFGHAN CINEMA

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I’ve written an article on Moviescope magazine on the Taliban v Afghan filmmakers

AFGHANISTAN: LIGHTS, CAMERA, DEATH THREATS ON CHANNEL 4

The film I directed in Afghanistan: Lights Camera Death Threats is broadcast today on Channel 4. The Telegraph calls it: “Superb. Understated”

Check out Channel 4’s site for the film here:
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SHOOTING FOR VW IN CHINA

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I’m in China shooting a film about a flying car for VW through Stink Shanghai. Things got a bit David Lynch after dark, as you can see.

AFGHANISTAN FOR CHANNEL 4

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Just back from Afghanistan where I have been making a film about the brave local filmmakers who are Taliban targets. The Taliban believe that films whose purpose is entertainment, or those featuring women, are un-Islamic. Here is a Taliban spokesman with my reporter Jenny Kleeman.