Tyler Russell

Writer | Director | Producer

 
Tyler Russell at the 2018 Austin Film Festival.

Tyler Russell at the 2018 Austin Film Festival.

Who? 

Born in Louisiana, Tyler grew up "borrowing" his family's camcorder to make films. After spending a few weekends grounded, his family figured out this was more than a hobby. When Tyler graduated high school, he moved to New Orleans to work in the film industry. He worked as a production assistant, 2nd Assistant Camera, Focus Puller, Camera Operator, and Cinematographer on films & television shows. On the side, Tyler directed various projects from commercials to music videos. He dreamed of starting an independent film company that made films with a positive purpose. Now that dream has come true. Being surrounded by a great film community in Texas, Tyler has made numerous projects in the state and just recently launched his Texas-made feature film “Texas Cotton” in 2018.


Awards / festival selections 

Awards / Showcases :
Austin Revolution Film Festival : Best Texas Film Award (2018)
Austin Micro Film Festival : Best Film Award (2018)
Austin Under The Stars Festival : Best Texas Film (2018)
West Texas Film Festival : Best Short Film (2018)
Sidewalk Film Festival : Programmer's Film Award (2017)
SXSW Austin Film Society’s Filmmaker Showcase (2017)
Texas Film Commission’s Filmmaker Showcase (2017).

Official Selections :
Austin Film Festival
Austin Comedy Film Festival
Austin Under The Stars Festival
Austin Indie Fest
Austin Micro Film Festival
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin Spotlight Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Los Angeles Webfest
Louisville Festival of Film
Miami Webfest
New Jersey Webfest
Oil Valley Film Festival
Orlando Film Festival
Queen Palm Film Festival
Rockport Film Festival
Rome International Film Festival
Sacramento Film & Music Festival
San Francisco Indie Festival
Seoul Webfest
SF Indie Festival
Sidewalk Film Festival
West Texas Film Festival

(2017) Sidewalk Film Festival : Programmer’s Award for “Shilo”.   “Thousands upon thousands of films are submitted to film festivals every year. To be selected into one, is incredibly difficult to do. I’m humbled to have been included in life changing film festivals where I’ve met some of my best friends & co-workers.” -Tyler

(2017) Sidewalk Film Festival : Programmer’s Award for “Shilo”.

“Thousands upon thousands of films are submitted to film festivals every year. To be selected into one, is incredibly difficult to do. I’m humbled to have been included in life changing film festivals where I’ve met some of my best friends & co-workers.” -Tyler


George Hardy and Tyler Russell on the set of “Texas Cotton”.

George Hardy and Tyler Russell on the set of “Texas Cotton”.

What’s happening now?

Current Project : TEXAS COTTON
Feature Film
Theatrical Release : November 10th, 2018
Online Release : November 16th, 2018
Watch Now : https://amzn.to/2ABdsCT
For more information visit www.TexasCottonMovie.com

Next Project : SHILO
Feature Film
Development
For more information visit www.ShiloHarrisMovie.com