Assisted Costume Designer, Ashley Russel on a short film for AT&T produced by VICE magazine.

Assisted Costume Designer, Ashley Russel on a short film for AT&T produced by VICE magazine.

An episode for C-Suite with Jeffery Hayzlett about the Seattle Sounders franchise.

An episode for C-Suite with Jeffery Hayzlett about the Seattle Sounders franchise.

Worked on two experimental art films screened at SIFF - Tracings and Holding This for You. Cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke.

Worked on two experimental art films screened at SIFF - Tracings and Holding This for You. Cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke.

Promotional video for SwopBoard with Radford Creative and Jules Frazier.

Promotional video for SwopBoard with Radford Creative and Jules Frazier.

Creative short for ARRI with Mindcastle.

Creative short for ARRI with Mindcastle.

I began in the local Seattle film industry in 2007 with the help of the Northwest Production Index. From reaching out to listed industry professionals I was able to get myself onto sets, ask my elementary questions to surprisingly receptive ears, absorb as much information as possible, and ultimately get invited to more sets. I've worked on commercial projects, tv shows, music videos, infomercials, short films, feature films, art films since.

I've loved the experience of each project - early hour drives to set, standing in torrential downpours, sanding carpet in an abandoned home in rural Utah, standing in for lighting tests, dulling hundreds of straight razor blades in my garage, speed-walking with gear on the field during a Sounders game, working in warehouses with green screens, grabbing lunch for the crew in hole-in-the-wall cafes, making props out of old fabric scraps, distressing thrifted clothes with waxes and oils. I'm very grateful for the people I've met and the amazing projects I've been able to witness and participate in.

I majored in Cinema and Art History at the University of Washington, where I realized how the world makes most sense when surrounded by art.

I am most inspired by the use of music and imagery together and my biggest aspiration is to make films that intentionally approach the connection of the two.