Million Dollar Highway
Million Dollar Highway is a short trailer following a group of friends through the Rocky Mountains in search of the famous Fenn Treasure.
The documentary follows the characters through New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, as they meet new people and explore National Parks. Directed by Sean Russell.
Winning Insomnia was written, shot, and edited over the course of 24 hours for the 3rd annual Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival (2015). Written by Benjamin Burghardt, Kieran Regan, Gibson Helsher, and Sean Russell. Directed/edited by Sean Russell.
The short film is shot in mockumentary style and tells the story of the fictional cast and crew who, led by the notorious director, Victor Wolfhaus, placed first in the Insomnia Film Festival. Interviews serve as “behind-the-scenes” looks at the making of the hypothetical film– content similar to that which might be included in the bonus features of a DVD.
Local Business Shifts in Geneseo, NY 2014
Produced for a video production class, this sample news package details shifts in local businesses in the Geneseo area at the end of 2014. The changes include the repurposing of a popular tavern, change in ownership of a heavily-frequented cafe, and a new face for a beloved restaurant.
Genesee Valley Cooperative Interview
In this short news package, I interview SUNY Geneseo students Sarah Diaz and Tom Silva about their work as founding members of the nationally recognized Genesee Valley Cooperative. As stated on their website, the objective of the organization is “promoting a sense of community by engaging in a sustainable and locally orientated lifestyle.” The co-op follows the Rochdale Principles, which are listed below.
The Rochdale Principles: 1) Voluntary and Open Membership 2) Democratic Member Control 3) Member Economic Participation 4) Autonomy and Independence 5) Education, Training, and Information 7) Concern for Community
Exile on Court Street
Impromptu music video featuring local band Exile on Court Street, filmed by Sean Russell for The Lamron student newspaper of SUNY Geneseo. The video was recorded during an interview with the band for an article about the success of their recent recording project. Filmed using a Canon t3i and 50mm f/1.4 lens.