Russell O. Bush is a Brooklyn-based cinematographer and director. Owner of an Arri Alexa Mini, he works in narrative fiction, documentary, TV and commercials. Russell’s film, VULTURES OF TIBET, was nominated for an International Documentary Association Award for Best Short and a Student Academy Award. VULTURES screened throughout the United States, Europe and Asia at film festivals including AFI Docs (Silverdocs), The Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Jaipur International Film Festival and was regarded by Hitfix.com as "Remarkable depth of interpretation, as anthropological observation gives way to sobering socio-political commentary." Russell’s most recent film THE RAILROADER was released on National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase. The film explores the modern West, cultivated by a people unafraid of their differences. Through the lens of lifetime railroader John Bush, the film navigates the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, built in 1880, and its long struggle to survive in the twisting and remote mountains of New Mexico and Colorado while demystifying the lore of rugged individualism; and exposing a communal grit and spirit of togetherness that is America’s true heritage.
I have been in the industry since 2009.