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Russell Clark moved to British Columbia from England back in 2010, his path into filmmaking being slightly different from most. Though he worked on small independent productions from time to time, his background is in publishing, with a very successful career working across newspapers, magazines, websites and digital magazines. His role as Art Director expanded into Writer and Editor, and he was partly responsible for pioneering iPad magazines with award winning titles for David Attenborough and Disney. 


Upon arriving in Canada, Russell decided to tackle his life-long fear of water by becoming a certified diver - and things were never the same again. Russell has since become a prominent member of the North American dive industry, producing magazines and running a small production company creating underwater video for brands all around the world. 


Since his first dip in the ocean, Russell’s time has been consumed by all things water: lakes, rivers, ponds, oceans, and even icebergs. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2017 for his work communicating Canada’s rich underwater world. In 2021 he won a Jackson Wild Award for his work on Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration with collaborator Maxwel Hohn. The same year he worked across multiple shoots for River Road Films' Island Of The Sea Wolves series on Netflix. Russell now works for River Road Films as an Assistant Producer and Director, writing and developing stories for shows currently in production. 


Storytelling is in his soul and nothing makes him happier than telling the stories of others, especially those that have interesting relationships with our aquatic natural history. As a teenager he was lured in by the epic, special effects laden Hollywood blockbusters, now a little older and wiser, he realizes the most compelling stories, and the most epic visuals, are to be found in our natural world. 


Elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for communicating Canada's underwater geography and natural history, with a focus on British Columbia, and Newfoundland.

What's been keeping me busy...

  • Development Writer, Producer & Director on forthcoming natural history series 

  • Assistant Producer and Director at River Road Films on Shared Planet (in production)

  • Island of the Sea Wolves for Netflix; Cam Op, Cam Assistant, Field Director

  • Writer, Director, Editor of Jackson Wild Award winning Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration

  • Islands, for Sky TV (in production)
  • Secrets of the Octopus, Disney (in production)

  • Blue Heart, La Mer

  • Director, writer, editor, producer, shooter and sole proprietor at

  • Great Island Expedition co-leader with Jill Heinerth, 2022

  • Co-Director, Writer & Editor of multiple award winning Call of The Coastal Wolves

  • Award of Excellence - Canada Shorts film festival for Exploring Bell Island

  • Editor and Art Director of DIVER magazine

  • Art Director for David Attenborough's award winning Flying Monsters iPad app

  • Art Director Award winning iPad magazine for Disney’s Tron: Legacy 

  • Founder and Creative Director of five star rated iPad magazine Earth Periodical 

  • Art Director of iTunes number one iPad magazine, and first multi platform digital magazine in the world - iGizmo (won a ton of awards too). 

  • Pioneer of UK interactive magazines and expert in digital publishing

  • ​Prize winning photographer, with work shown in London, Montreal, France, Vancouver

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