Tyler Russell

Writer | Director | Producer

 
 (2012) Tyler working on a film set with a 3D Red Camera Rig.

(2012) Tyler working on a film set with a 3D Red Camera Rig.

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 is launching his first 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)
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
Atlanta Film Festival
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Louisville Festival of Film
Orlando Film Festival
Rockport Film Festival
Rome International Film Festival
Sacramento Film & Music Festival
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, Tiffany Shepis, and Tyler during the filming of “Texas Cotton”.

George Hardy, Tiffany Shepis, and Tyler during the filming of “Texas Cotton”.

What’s happening now?

Current Project : TEXAS COTTON
Feature Film
Theatrical Release : November 10th, 2018
For more information visit www.TexasCottonMovie.com

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