Russell Sheaffer PRO

Bloomington, IN

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Russell Sheaffer is an experimental film and documentary filmmaker who received a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies and is currently working on his PhD in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Most recently, his short experimental documentary "Acetate Diary" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was named one of the "12 best shorts" of Tribeca by Film School Rejects. His experimental work has screened at numerous venues and festivals including MoMA, Inside Out, Anthology Film Archives, MIX NYC, and Queer Lisboa. In addition to his own experimental work, he has worked as a producer for documentary and fiction films, including Josephine Decker’s "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely," which premiered in Forum at Berlinale in 2014, and ESPN's "The Diplomat," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.