RUSSELL AND CINDY CAMPBELL – DIRECTORS
Russell and Cindy Campbell are independent filmmakers and photographers who specialize in underwater filming. They gave up their corporate careers in 2003 to follow their dream of filming wildlife. Their passion and work have taken them to many exotic destinations in pursuit of wild encounters with some of the ocean and land’s most impressive creatures. Their filming and photography captures the majesty of the world’s wildlife environment.
Russell and Cindy shoot with RED Epic Dragon, Arri Alexa Mini and RED One cameras, which can be housed in the Gates Deep RED Underwater Housing and do a bit underwater photography.
Russell has filmed for the BBC’s series by David Attenborough, ‘Life in Cold Blood – Armoured Giants’ which was awarded the Golden Panda Award at the 2008 Wildscreen Festival and filmed for Dorling Kindersley’s ‘Go Surf’ publication. He was the Director of Photography for the short film, Dirty Laundry, directed by Stephen Abbott, which won the 2012 SAFTA ‘Best Short Film’. He has also been the Director of Photography on various TV Commercials. His showreel can be seen on www.russellcampbell.co.za
Together with his wife, Cindy, they have filmed numerous promotional videos for companies such as Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Seaventures Dive Resort, Sipidan, Malaysia and Fundu Lagoon Resort, Pemba, Tanzania. They have had their footage used in BBC News Reports and Dorling Kindersley’s ‘Reef DVD’. They have also directed and produced Pemba Aquatic Encounters, a short film showcasing the incredible reefs of Pemba, Tanzania. Their underwater photographs have been published in Sport Diver Magazine, Adrenaliin Magazine, Prudential’s Corporate Strategy guide, Adcock Ingram Corporate , AV Specialist Africa Edition, Destination Restaurants and the Zanzibar Bradt Guide.
FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITSShort Film – Dirty Laundry (SAFTA 2012 Best Short Film) – Director of Photography Mozambique Tourism Board “Land of Contrast”
MNET New Directions “Transaction” – First Assistant Camera and Gaffer
MNET New Directions “The Necklace” – First Assistant Camera
BBC – David Attenborough’s ‘Life in Cold Blood – Armoured Giants’
BBC News Reports on Turtle Conservation
Fundu Lagoon Resort Promotion
Seaventures Resort Promotion
Dorling Kindersly’s Go Surf
Four Seasons Maldives Promotion
Dorling Kindersley’s Reef DVD
Adcock Ingram Corporate
Bradt Travel Guide – Zanzibar
Destination Restaurants Corporate
Sport Diver Magazine