Film Maker, Artist, Teacher (theatre and digital imaging)
Russell studied Drama in Education and Theatre Arts at the Edna Manley College in Jamaica; and Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
He has been Curator of Art and Media at Chicago’s historic Hot House Center and Youth Program Coordinator at New York’s Studio Museum in Harlem. His feature, “l’m A Hand Full of Dirt”, won the 2011 ReelWorld Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Pan African Film
Festival’s 2011 Best First Feature Director Award.
Russell Watson currently resides in Barbados teaching photography and video and operating the multimedia workshop RSTUDIO.