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Russell Clark - dive activity coordinator, director

Russell Clark - Producer / Director


Russell moved to British Columbia from England back in 2010, his path to River Road Films 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 one of a small team 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 through editorial and branding work, and running a small production company that created 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 history. In 2021 he won a Jackson Wild Award for his work on Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration. The same year he worked on multiple shoots for our Island Of The Sea Wolves series on Netflix. He is now neck deep (quite literally) in stories for a forthcoming River Road Films series.  


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.

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