My calling is to provide messages to humanity that provide an opportunity for growth and unity. From big-concept worlds that emerge us into the unthinkable, to practical and grounded realities that provide context and conviction.
Russell is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of ViLITE Films, best
known for his short films Baby Nick and My Soul to Keep. Baby Nick was
selected to screen in several film festivals and received a finalist award, was
a Film Riot Short Film Winner, and was featured on Revolt’s annual Short
and Fresh release on cable TV in 2019. His first feature film, the crime-thriller
Hierarchy, is in post-production and will be completed in 2023.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    My Soul to Keep2022
    Short
    Take Me Home2020
    Short
    Baby Nick2019
    Short
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Take Me Home2020
    Short
    Baby Nick2019
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Baby Nick2019
    Short
College
Texas State University
MAJOR: Business Marketing - MINOR: Film Studies
20152020
Birth Date
April 18, 1996
Nickname
Russ
Birth City
Houston
Current City
Austin
Hometown
Houston
Height
6'2
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
African American
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
My calling is to provide messages to humanity that provide an opportunity for growth and unity. From big-concept worlds that emerge us into the unthinkable, to practical and grounded realities that provide context and conviction.