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ONE HEART Russell Brooks


Russell Brooks is a Producer, Director, and Writer with the award-winning Olympia Film Collective in Olympia, Washington.

Russell (Southern Cheyenne) has spent the majority of his life in Montana and Colorado, having also lived in Florida for a few years. Russell enjoys the artistically vibrant Greater Seattle area and is happy to make the Puget Sound area home since 2011. Russell works as an Events Coordinator for the Quileute Tribe of La Push, Washington & is an instructor for a new Tribal Youth Program film grant project. Russell began writing shorts initially around 2000; in 2007 he completed a full feature script yet unproduced, titled ‘The Row’.

Russell collaborated with Jeff Barehand in forming the award-winning Olympia Film Collective in 2012, having served in several capacities on film, video projects & film festivals. He is also a judge for the Tacoma Film Festival in Tacoma, Washington.


Producer/Sound The Sweet Sorrow Short Narrative (HD) 2012
Producer/Director Lost Short Narrative (HD) 2013
Producer/Director S.O.S. Short Narrative (HD) 2013
Producer/UPM Where I’m Calling From Short Narrative (HD) 2013
Producer/Location Manager Love Monster Short Narrative (HD) 2013
Producer 20 A.C. Full Feature Documentary (HD) 2014
Producer/Script Supervisor Esperanza Short Narrative (HD) 2014
Director Field of Dreams Short Narrative (HD) 2015
Producer/UPM/Extra Prepare For Takeoff Short Narrative (HD) 2015
Extra Sink Full Feature Drama (HD) 2015


Co-Facilitator, PAIHB/Sky Bear Media Film PSA, La Push, WA 2016
Host, Locals Only, 32nd Annual Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA 2015
Co-Facilitator, Red Lizard House film: Discovering the Calawah Rock 2015
Director/Co-Coordinator, Nisqually Youth Film Camp, Olympia, WA 2015
Producer/AD, Under Sin music video ‘Last & Cursed’ – 2014
(Robert Lang Studios Seattle)
Producer/Promoter, Nirvana Tribute Concert, Olympia, WA 2014
Submissions Team Film Judge, Tacoma Film Festival 2013 – Present
Radio Announcer, Forks WA Broadcasting 2013 – Present
Member, Thurston County Television 2013 – 2014
Co-founder, Olympia Film Collective 2012 – Present
Co-founder, Contender Independent, LLC 2007 – Present
Radio Announcer, Radio Broadcasting Industry, Great Falls/Billings, MT 1994 – 2000


Olympia Film Festival: Official Selection (Producer/Director – Field of Dreams) 2015
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival: Official Selection (Producer/UPM – Where I’m Calling From) 2015
Tacoma Film Festival: Official Selection (Producer/Director – Lost) 2014
Olympia Film Festival: Official Selection (Producer/UPM – Where I’m Calling From) 2014
Grand Cinema Tacoma 72 Hour Competition: Best Picture, Best Use of Dialogue, Tacoma, WA (Producer/Director – S.O.S.) 2013
Magic City Shorts Film Festival: Official Selections, Billings, MT (Producer/Director – S.O.S.)
Producer/Director – Lost; Producer/Sound – The Sweet Sorrow) 2013
Tacoma Film Festival: Official Selection (Producer/Sound – The Sweet Sorrow) 2013
Olympia Film Festival: Official Selection (Producer/Director – Lost) 2013
SIFF Crash Cinema Horror 8 Hour Competition: Official Selection, Seattle, WA (Producer/Location Manager – Love Monster) 2013

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