Work

 

A short documentary about Reef's Humanitarian Program and thier partnership with the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage in Bali. Directors: Russell Brownley and Andrew Thompson Editor: Kathryn Lang Music: Music Bed

 

The Vissla Cutup collection uses material from Hoffman California Fabrics selected by former Stussy Design Director Nick Bower. Nick is considered one of the most influential people in streetwear and his design work is recognized as being at the forefront of streetwear style. To help curate this collection Nick walked through the endless halls of the Hoffman printed fabric archive and sought out a pattern that resembles a short that may have been made in the 80’s, when surfing was loud, uninhibited and radical.

Directed and edtied by Andrew Thompson

 

Jaclyn Betham demonstrates the ballerina's beautiful athleticism atop Ireland's Cliffs of Moher. For the full story go here: furthermore.equinox.com/articles/2015/12/ballet-video
Direct/DP: Russell Brownley Creative Director: Ashley Heckman Writer: Sheila Monahan Producer: Summer Wright Second unit camera Operator: Andrew Thompson Edit: Paul Kirby Color: Matt Fezz Music: The Music Bed

 

A two minute Windows Hello introduction and explanation piece I directed for Microsoft store.

Director: Andrew Thompson Co-director: Janssen Powers Camera: Caleb Babcock Editor: Eric Munch Executive Producers: Russell Brownley and Summer Wright Production Company: The Wuss Productions (thewussproductions.com) Agency: Luxoft (luxoft.com)

 

A look book for Manduka's new apparel line.

Director: Russell Brownley Producer: Mark Tesi Second Unit Camera: Andrew Thomson Editor: Matthew Lawless Music: Mark Tesi

 

A 60 second spot highlighting the Refuel Action Pack's versatility and durability. Shot on location in Southern California.

Director: Nik Greenblatt DOP: Andrew Thompson Water Operator: Andrew Thompson AC: Brian Davis Photographer: Mark Tesi Photo Asst: Luki O'Keefe Agency: 2ONE5 Creative Special thanks: Russell Brownley (The Wuss Productions) and Nathan Apffel (Corban Productions)

 

A branded content piece Russell Brownley directed this past Summer in the Alps featuring some of Nike's + Athletes as they run some of the same routes as the fabled Ultra Trail Mont Blanc. Shot entirely in Switzerland, Italy, and France.

Agency: Conscious Minds Creative DIrector: Cam DeArmond Director: Russell Brownley Second unit Camera and 1st AC: Andrew Thompson Drone Operator: Michael Gisselere Producer: Veronica Turner Color: Jade Ehlers

 

Shot on location in Japan with Reef to create an incredibly visual look book for Reef's Spring 2015 line.

Production: The Wuss Productions Director / DP - Russell Brownley Assistant Camera - Andrew Thompson

 

Craftsman Project 002 | This is a short documentary about Kahana Kalama and his life as a Craftsman. Kahana, an ex-professional surfer, is the owner of Aloha Beach Club a surf supply store with locations in North Park, San Diego and Kailua, Oahu. This story follows Kahana between San Diego and Hawaii as he manages both his shops and designs his new clothing line that is not only inspired by his home island of Oahu, but also completely manufactured there. This is the second of many short documentaries under the title, "The Craftsman Project" which will give a glimpse into the lives of people who make a living working with their hands. A huge thanks to Aloha Beach Club and the guys who took the time out of their lives to come out and be a part of the shoot. Follow Kahana and Aloha Beach Club on Instagram at @kahanak and @alohabeachclub.

Director: Russell Brownley Producers: Russell Brownley and Kahana Kalama Original Score Vocals by: Kamoa Kalama Director of Photography: Russell Brownley Water Cinematography: Bryce Johnson and Russell Brownley Cinematography: Andrew Thompson Aerial Cinematography: Bryce Johnson and Russell Brownley Editor: Zach Prichard Art Director: Russell Brownley and Matthew Lawless Compositor: Matthew Lawless Colorist: Jade Elhers Original Score: Kamoa Kalama and Brent McCorkle Music: The Music Bed thewussproductions.com russellbrownley.com

 

Craftsman Project 001 | This is a short documentary about Brent Ferris and his life as a Craftsman. Brent is the owner of Good Times Barbershop in Imperial Beach, California, a small coastal town on the US-Mexico border, as well as a surfboard shaper and avid surfer. This is the first of many short documentaries under the title, "The Craftsman Project" which will give a glimpse into the lives of people who make a living working with their hands. A huge thanks to Good Times Barbershop and the guys who took the time out of their lives to come out and be a part of the shoot. Follow Brent and Good Times Barbershop on Instagram at @B_FERRIS and @goodtimesbarbershopsd.

Direct/DP: Russell Brownley (www.russellbrownley.com) Edit: Zach Pritchard Producers: Russell Brownley and Brent Ferris AC/Second Camera Operator: Andrew Thompson Drone Operator: Darren Brower Water Cinematography: Russell Brownley PA: Ashley Morgan Art Direct: Jared Swafford Composite: Matthew Lawless Color: Matt Fezz Music: Music Bed

 

60 Second spot shot for Zamst youtube page featuring Pro Hockey player Ryan Getzlaf.

Co - Director: Nathan Apffel Co Direct / DP: Andrew Thompson Production Company: Corban Productions

 

Smartwater Presents My Accomplice | It's that essential thing, person, or ritual that that helps us find inspiration toward what we want to achieve. Fashion Executive Louis Levy shares his story.

Directed by: Russell Brownley Produced by: Summer Wright and Ashley Heckman Written by: Sheila Monaghan Camera Operator: Ben Carey Camera Assistant: Andrew Thompson Editor: Paul Kirby Color: Matt Fezz Music: The Music Bed

 

Equinox | This is a short documentary produced for Equinox about a few of the brave souls that make up North Shore Lifeguards of Oahu, Hawaii and ultimately looks into their jobs as lifeguards, their training methods, their diets, and the pride that comes along with this prestigious job. Special Thanks to the North Shore Lifeguard Association.

Produced: The Wuss Productions Director/ DP: Russell Brownley Producer: Summer Wright Water Cinematography: Bryce Johnson AC/Camera Operator: Andrew Thompson 

 

Polar |  A 30 second spot highlighting the Polar M450 and its versatility with different styles of biking. This piece was shot on location in the San Fransisco / Bay area.

Produced: The Wuss Productions Directed: Russell Brownley Producer: Summer Wright (thewussproductions.com) Camera Assistant & Operator: Andrew Thompson Drone Operator: Craig Coker 

 

Dockers | A short commercial shot for Dockers and their Spring 2015 line. This spot was used for in-store and web use.

Production: The Wuss Productions Director/DP: Russell Brownley Photographer/Creative Director: Squire Fox Camera Operator/AC: Andrew Thompson Video Producer: Summer Wright Edited By: Brian Hanson Color By: Matt Fezz Music By: The Music Bed

 

Equinox | Short documentary for Equinox. Shot on location in New York City, London, and Paris with the Orchard Street Runners, Run Dem Crew and the Paris Running Crew. Interviews - Joe DiNoto, Charlie Dark, Jay Smith

Director/DP - Russell Brownley Director - Ashley Martin Produced by - Summer Wright Creative Direction by - Ashley Martin, Sheila Monaghan Camera Assistant - Andrew Thompson Camera Operators - Andrew Thompson, Ben Carey, Chris Martinez Drone Operator - Alex Sullivan Editorial by - Loren Brinton and Ryan Kendrick Color Grade by - Matt Fezz

 

Equinox | Short documentary for Equinox. Starring - Linda Baltes Mansolillo

Director/DP - Russell Brownley Director - Ashley Martin Produced by - Summer Wright Creative Direction by - Ashley Martin, Sheila Monaghan Camera Assistant - Andrew Thompson Camera Operators - Andrew Thompson Editorial by - Ryan Kendrick Color Grade by - Matt Fezz

 

Desillusion | A short surf film on Jared Mell for Desillusion.

Directed by Josh Penn Soskin 1st AC: Andrew Thompson Mixing & Mastering: Mico Pulice Colourist: Gregory Reese Hand Drawn Tiles: Jeremy Asher Lynch Additional Camera: Grace Jackson, Rob Hauer, Ryan Donahue, Andrew Thompson Special Thanks: Andrew Thompson, Russel Brownley, The Farrs, Todd Macmillan, The Mill, California

 

Dockers |  Fall 2014 Campaign
 

Directed by Chris & Sarah Rhoads of We Are The Rhoads DP/Camera Operator: Russell Brownley of The Wuss Productions AC: Andrew Thompson

 

Art Institute | One in a series of a few web commercials for the Art Institute

Production: Process Creative Directors: Tom Aiello & Dan Chesnut Camera Operators: Russell Brownley & Austin Stoecklein AC: Andrew Thompson

 

AMPL | A short commercial we shot for AMPL Backpack's Kickstarter Campaign. We shot this entirely on location in San Diego, California.  

Produced: The Wuss Productions Director/DP: Nic Mclean AC / Camera Operator: Andrew Thompson

 

Levi's | A web commercial featuring Levi's Cool Collection.

Directed by: Nic Mclean Produced by: The Wuss Productions AC / Operator: Andrew Thompson

 

Chick-Fil-A | A series of 6 short documentaries we did for Chick-Fil-A showcasing 6 or their operators across the nation.

Director/DP: Russell Brownley Producer: Tara Macarechi (Brand Apart) Camera Operators: Ben Smallbone, Andrew Thompson, Casey Kirby, Noah Carlson Editors: Garrett Marks, Loren and Lex Brinton

 

Canidae | A branding documentary done for Canidae Natural Pet Food Company.

Directed by: Russell Brownley Producer: Summer Wright DP: Nic Mclean Camera Operator: Andrew Thompson Editor: Garrett Marks

 

Kinfolk | Pacific Rhythms A Film Directed & Produced by Chris & Sarah Rhoads of We Are The Rhoads

Music by Houses Cinematography & Editing by Russell Brownley AC: Andrew Thompson Styling/Propping: Lisa Moir Food Styling: Val Aikman-Smith Family: John Moore & Hannah Henderson in their Venice Beach Home Kinfolk Issue 11