Breanne Russell is a film director, writer, and producer based in New York City. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a Masters in Fine Arts in Directing. Breanne’s work focuses on exploring the relationship between culture and identity.
Breanne has directed several short films, including "The Unseen," which premiered in the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner, and "The Glitter Side," which was a finalist for the 2017 AT&T Create-a-Thon. She was also a finalist for the 2017 NBC Universal Short Film Festival.
Breanne’s first feature film, “The Narrowing Path,” premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2018. The film follows the journey of a young woman from the rural Midwest, who is struggling to find her identity in a rapidly changing world. The film was nominated for the SXSW Grand Jury Award and was an official selection at numerous international film festivals.
In addition to her work in film, Breanne is also a theater director. She has directed several plays, including the off-Broadway productions of “Cocktail Hour” and “The Women’s List.”
Breanne is also a professor at Brooklyn College. She has taught classes in directing, writing, and producing. Breanne is committed to helping her students develop their own unique voices and to teaching them the skills to become successful filmmakers.
Breanne is passionate about using her work to help create a more equitable world. Her goal is to tell stories that celebrate diversity and challenge the status quo. She is committed to telling stories that reflect the struggles and triumphs of marginalized communities.
Breanne is an inspiring filmmaker whose work is pushing boundaries and challenging conventions. Her commitment to telling stories that reflect the struggles and triumphs of marginalized communities is truly admirable. She is an inspiring role model for aspiring filmmakers.