the principal of Say Yes Quickly Productions®,
based in Ojai, California, near Los Angeles.
He and his colleagues
bring many years of experience to their work in print,
television, and film. Their award-winning documentary film Two Spirits was broadcast during the 2010-2011 season of the PBS series "Independent Lens," and won the season's Audience Award. Russell's bestselling book projects--inclulding Beethoven's Hair, Picasso's War, and Out of Silence--have been translated
into many languages throughout the world.
He is known for synthesizing
the historic and contemporary elements of filmed and written stories, grounding narrative
in careful research, and making complex ideas readily comprehensible
and deeply humane.