Chris J. Russo is an award-winning director whose films have screened at festivals all over the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, have aired on Showtime, PBS, IFC and LOGO, and are available on NETFLIX. With a keen ability to work across multiple genres, Russo enjoys capturing the drama or finding the comedy of a scene, drawing a story from documentary subjects, or the artistic experimentation of music videos.
Directing Credits include:
WRITING ROOM (Webseries Music Videos, 2013) Artists: Lana McKissack, Dave Days, Jake Broido, Chris Thompson, Rachel Talbott
FOUR MINUTE MAIDEN (Performance Artist Video, 2013) Artist: Karlsen Clay of Los Angeles
FOR YOU THE SPRING (Music Video, 2013) Artist: Abby Posner
INSPIRE (Webseries, currently in production) Interviews with artists working and living in LA.
KODAK NO COMPROMISE CAMPAIGN (Corporate Webvideos, 2008-2010) Interviews with Cinematographers. View Wally Pfister's interview here: motion.kodak.com/motion/Products/Customer_Testimonials/Wally_Pfister/index.htm
25 RANDOM THINGS I DID DURING MY BIG FAT LESBIAN DEPRESSION (Short, 2009) Screened 25+ festivals.
DIRECTED BY DOROTHY ARZNER (Short, 2008) Film Independent Directors & Screenwriters Lab.
NO PLACE LIKE SOUL (Music Documentary Short and live performance, 2007) Produced for STAX Records.
GARY DUNLAP CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL (Commercial, 2007) Campaign ad for Santa Barbara District Attorney Candidate Gary Dunlap.
I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE: A LOVE STORY (Trailer, 2006)
A WOMAN REPORTED (Short, 2004) Official Sundance Short Film Selection
SIZE 'EM UP (Short, 2001) Aired on IFC, Women's Entertainment Network, Showtime
STRAIGHT DOWN THE AISLE: CONFESSIONS OF LESBIAN BRIDESMAIDS (Documentary Short, 2000) Winner Outfest Best Short Documentary