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my Amazon Prime Channel

Visit my section on Amazon Prime with this handy URL!

https://www.amazon.com/v/nicrussin

I will continuously be adding animated shorts and video journalism onto my official channel. I cannot wait to share more of my work with the world as time goes on.

 

Animation


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O Girl of a Dream: A Beauty and the Beast Tale (2018)

Film Director, Executive Producer, Composer, Screenwriter, Animator

Starring: Rolf Kesting, Ryan McGregor, Guillaume Doutreleau, Brandon Hauser, Nicole Russin-McFarland, Christina Marie Leonard, Kevin Moser, DJ Many, Samantha V. Hutton, Andrew Mimms, Gisele Russin (cat)

The South Pole's most popular film director, Jim Penguindóvar, is writing another hit movie starring his muse, the famous actress Penelope! This time, he is taking on Beauty and the Beast with a major difference: the real curse lies in possessing beauty. The animated film raises awareness of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) with the movie within a movie, using the fairy tale theme of being trapped in a permanent nightmare.

Stream It On Amazon Prime

COMING SOON!

Watch The Making Of: O Girl of a Dream

USA | UK | Germany

 
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Cumulus (2018)

Executive Producer

Starring: Wayne Forester, Rhian Marston-Jones, Philippe Nielsen

An adventurous young girl, named Penwyn, running away from her worrying dad, stumbles across a grumpy Blue Footed Booby bird, called Mister Booby, in a flap about his chicks flying the nest. On the hunt for adventure, Penwyn follows him as he rushes off in search of them into the mysterious and wonderful world of the clouds.

Website: https://cumulopictures.com/cumulus/

Screenings

Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film and Animation Festival

Stay tuned for more news!

 
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Pizza Delivery (2018)

Film Director, Executive Producer, Composer, Screenwriter, Animator

Starring: Ryan McGregor, Alexander Logan, Andy Cook, Waine Turner, Nicole Russin-McFarland

On one hostile evening in 1972 Framlingham, England, a pizza boy is robbed. Who is at fault? The idealistic Mr. Bunny? Gilbert, his pet snake, who steals the pizza? Or the pizza boy who falls for Gilbert's tricks? In a metaphor for today's political disagreement, we learn that everyone is complicit. The imaginative vintage film strip aesthetic paints a mysterious overtone.

stream it on amazon prime

USA | UKGermany | Japan

watch the Making of: Pizza Delivery

USA | UK | Germany

 

Coming Soon

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The Eyes of Old Texas

Lexington Avenue 

Emoji Motel

 

Journalism


on camera

 

Breakout Stars of the 2017 Austin Film Festival (2018)

Amazon Prime: USA | UK

 
 

Print + Online

experience

My writing has been published in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, The Toronto StarYahoo!, and other publications. Over the years, I have used assorted pen names for my paid work, from "Staff" to fake names to "Nicole Russin," yet there is nothing like being yourself, and today I proudly use my full legal name, Nicole Russin-McFarland. My current journalism articles are finally matching up to my personal brand: music, film and food.

 

Education


University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts, 2007

Major: Government

Minors: Journalism, History, Spanish

* fulfilled science requirements studying web design