A HAND FULL OF DIRT is Watson’s first feature length film. Prior to tackling the script he had created several short film and multimedia works. His video short, PREFIXED, was the first video work to be included in the annual Black Creativity Exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. He is a visual artist who has exhibited his work internationally and is in private collections in Jamaica, Barbados, New York, London and Chicago. Russell was previously Curator of Art and Media at Chicago’s HotHouse Center for International Performance and Exhibition, and Expanding the Walls and Youth Programs Coordinator at the Studio Museum in Harlem where his work with budding young artists has received many accolades.
Russell was born and raised in Barbados where he got his start in theatre and was a protégé of the late Earl Warner. He is a graduate of the Edna Manley School of Drama, Jamaica and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
A Hand Full of Dirt (2011)