Born in Brisbane Australia, Russell’s background in Moto X at a competitive level and interest in Stunt and Precision driving started his journey into the film industry. Along with his on camera stunt performing, Russell is an accomplished stunt rigger having worked all over the world on Film and TV projects.
Russell holds Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Boat licenses and also has current certification in: Advanced Rigging, IRATA Rope Access Technician, Cert 4 Trainer and Assessor, Height Safety Manager, Rescue Systems Operator for Towers Masts and Structures, Height Safety Equipment Inspections, Forklift and Elevated Work Platforms.
Russell won a Taurus World Stunt Award for work performed in Mad Max Fury Road. Most noteworthy, Best Specialty Stunt and Best Stunt Rigging. These Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars… but solely focused on stunts. In addition, Russell was also the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by a Film and Television Stunt Ensemble.
Stunt Performer Credits
- FF: Bullets for the Dead – 2014
- FF: Fury Road – 2012
- FF: Sleeper – 2011
- TV: Sea Patrol Season 4 – 2009
- TV: The Strip – 2008
- TV: Sea Patrol Season 2 – 2007
- FF: Singh Is Kinng – 2007
- FF: The Marine – 2004