Russell England is a television and commercials director. His recent documentary for the BBC – ‘Operation Mincemeat’ – was nominated for the 2011 Grierson Documentary Awards and the 2012 Broadcast Awards.
He has directed for ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, ‘Cutting Edge’, ‘Holby City’, ‘Secret History’, and SyFy’s hit series ‘Paranormal Witness’, as well as directed and produced seven films with the cult British writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades.
‘Welcome to Leathermill’ is his first short fiction film and was one of the winners of Challenge Alexa – showcasing Arri’s Alexa digital camera – run jointly by Directors UK, Arri GB and Skillset.
‘Welcome to Leathermill’ received its UK premiere at Encounters Short Film Festival this September and will have its International premiere at The InterBerlin Short Film Festival on 15th November 2012.