Russell Burton

Russell Burton


Head of Film, SAE Byron Bay


Mobile 0402 472 340


Russell Burton is currently Head of Film and Senior Lecturer at SAE Institute Byron Bay having commenced in 2006. Having trained as a drama director at ABC Sydney he made his directorial debut on the very successful television series' Police Rescue, followed by the celebrated long-running series GP.

Russell wrote and directed one of the first cooking shows, Australia on a Plate and worked extensively in Laos directing and training filmmakers while shooting a Documentary on the subject for ABC TV. As a freelancer he directed episodes of on Big Sky, Blue Heelers, Murder Call, Water Rats, Stingers, and children’s series Pig’s Breakfast, Outriders and High 5. Russell has directed numerous TVC”s, Short Films and Music Videos and has produced and directed event film coverage of some of Australia's major festivals such as Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and the Falls Festival.


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