THIS CITY OF MINE

Danielle Russell

Jamaica | 2017 | 13 mins

A young woman struggles to navigate Kingston’s public transportation system and some harassing encounters, all while trying to make it to her first day of work on time.

About Danielle

Danielle Russell is an independent filmmaker whose short films and documentaries have been internationally showcased.  With a B.A. in Radio Journalism and an M.F.A in Film and TV Production, her professional experience spans multiple media platforms and languages as she has held jobs as a Radio Journalist, TV Producer and a Mandarin/English translator for film.

Danielle has also been involved in the academic side of the creative industry as she has presented research on the portrayal of the physically disabled at the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference. Danielle’s participation in the recent British Council Script Development Workshop, puts her as one of fifteen who were selected for this inaugural training programme.  Her career in film began when she attended a 6-week Filmmakers’ Workshop, after which she founded the Campion College Filmmakers’ Society. Danielle currently lectures in Storytelling and Scriptwriting at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

She has received a CEMA award from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) for her film “The Coming of Org” and a Screenwriting award and grant from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) for her film “The Knot.”

 

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