Russell is a director, producer and writer; experienced in documentary, drama-documentary, drama, commercials and multi-platform. He joined Sandstone as the director for our Top 10 Egyptian Mummies coming out early next year.
His recent work includes 'Lost Cities with Albert Lin' for Nat Geo and 'Babies' for Netflix. My 'Who Do You Think You Are? with the Paralympian Jonnie Peacock was part of the BAFTA winning series at the 2019 BAFTAs; 'The Truth About Carbs' with Alexander Van Tulleken and 'The Truth About Sleep' with Michael Moseley - all for BBC 1 ('Sleep' was the highest-rated science programme on the BBC in the last 17 years). I also directed the three-part 'Six Wives with Lucy Worsley' which was shortlisted for the 2017 Grierson documentary awards. 'Six Wives' combined drama and documentary, as Lucy Worsley time travelled back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry's VIII six wives.
He directed 'Who Do You Think You Are? with Amanda Holden as part of the 2017 BAFTA-winning series.
His feature film debut 'Unhallowed Ground' - a heist-horror set in a boys' public school, was released through Kaleidoscope Film Distribution and won 'Best Horror Film' at the British Independent Film Festival in 2015.
I have directed high profile and critically-acclaimed documentaries, including 'Secret History of Our Streets', 'Bletchley Park: Codebreaking's Forgotten Genius', and Ben Macintyre's first television documentary 'Operation Mincemeat'. This film was nominated for the Grierson & Broadcast Awards and is still regularly repeated on BBC2.