Damon Russell is an award-winning director and producer. Most recently, his short film CUL-DE-SAC starring Phoebe Tonkin (THE ORIGINALS) premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, later winning Damon the award for Outstanding Director at the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival.
Damon is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He began his career as a field producer and cameraman for the hit A&E series THE FIRST 48. His break as a feature director came in 2012 when Damon helmed the critically-acclaimed film SNOW ON THA BLUFF. Mixing both narrative and found-footage techniques, SNOW ON THA BLUFF premiered at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix.
Soon after Damon produced CURFEW, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. He went onto produce and edit BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, the adaptation of CURFEW, which won the 2014 Audience Award at SXSW and was acquired by IFC.
Damon was named one of The 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
He currently splits his time between Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Cul-De-Sac (Short Film)
A married couple's bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler's teddy bear.
Official Selection: Toronto Int'l Film Fest, Tribeca FF, Santa Barbara FF, Encounters FF
Snow ON Tha Bluff (Netflix)
Curtis Snow, a robber and a crack dealer in West Atlanta, steals a camera from college students and documents his life.
The First 48 (A&E)
Detectives in major cities around the country race against the clock in the wake of homicides, knowing that if they don't find a lead within the first 48 hours, their chances of solving a case are cut in half.
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE (DISCOVERY ID)
Dark dreams see the light of day in "Your Worst Nightmare," an Investigation Discovery true-crime series complete with jump-out-of-your-seat moments and chilling conclusions.
At a low point in his life, Richie gets a call to take care of his estranged sister's child.
2013 Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film
2014 SXSW Audience Award Winner for Best Feature
Before I Disappear (IFC)
A deeply troubled young man (Shawn Christensen) and his precocious niece (Fátima Ptacek) bond during a nighttime odyssey through New York City.
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