Private Project

Future Me

Stuck in an endless stream of work and deadlines, an exhausted young woman pushes her body to the breaking point for the satisfaction of success.

  • Payton Russell
  • Payton Russell
  • Payton Russell
  • Grace Hickey
    Key Cast
  • Iliana Herrera
    Director of Photography
  • Lily Zielinski
  • CJ Clift
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Narrative, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Texas State University
Director Biography - Payton Russell

​Made in a test tube for maximum efficiency, Payton Russell is a writer and actress with a BFA Acting degree from Texas State University. ​She's currently working for Netflix on set/in office as their Sustainability Advisor, and she's worked at HBO in Programming, Anton Corp in Development, and Clubhouse Pictures ​on set. ​On stage, Payton recently starred as "Christopher Boone" in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

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Director Statement

Payton is honored to have worked with such an intelligent, hard-working, and devoted group of women for this project. Future Me was Payton's first film, and it is because of Iliana, Grace, CJ, and Lily, that the film ran so smoothly. Thank you, team.