Floyd Russ is a commercial, music video and film director based in New York city. He grew up in Germany and Los Angeles where he discovered his love for film and started making short films at age 12. After graduating from UCLA Film School, he moved to New York and began directing commercials and music videos. Floyd‘s work has spurred debates on CNN, FOX, NBC, MSNBC, the Today Show and has been featured on outlets like TIME, HUFF POST, NY TIMES, amongst others.

In 2014, his spot “Unload Your 401k” won Titanium and Silver Lions at Cannes Festival of Creativity and his short film for Vice, “A Piece Of The Bottom”, received over 175,000 views in the first month. His recent campaigns include work for Gillette, Toyota, National Parks and SK-II, which has been viewed over 35million times globally and won prestigious Glass and Gold Lions at Cannes in 2016.

Awards/Recognition

AICP - Experiential – Live Events/Broadcast - LHNL 'Love Cam' – 2017

AICP – Cause Marketing - SK-II ‘Marriage Market’ – 2017

AICP - Experiential – Live Events/Broadcast - SK-II ‘Marriage Market’ – 2017

Cannes Lions - Glass Lion – SK-II ‘Marriage Market’ – 2016

Cannes Lions - Gold Lion – PR – SK-II ‘Marriage Market’ – 2016

Cannes Lions - Bronze Lion - Entertainment – SK-II ‘Marriage Market’ – 2016

Cannes Young Director Award – Changing the World Frame by Frame – 2016

Ciclope - Direction – Branded Content – Silver - 2016

London International Awards – Branded Entertainment – Silver - 2016

Clios– Best Director – Film Technique - Shortlist - 2016

Shoot Online - New Director Showcase – 2016

London Independent Film Festival – Official Selection – ‘Crazy Heart’ – 2016

Cleveland International Film Festival – Official Selection – ‘Crazy Heart’ - 2016

Manchester Film Festival – Official Selection – ‘Crazy Heart’ - 2016

One Show – Silver Pencil – “Unload Your 401k” – 2015

AICP NEXT – Integrated Winner – “Unload Your 401k” – 2015

D&AD – Wood Pencil – “Unload Your 401k” – 2015

Cannes Lions – Titanium Lion – “Unload Your 401k” – 2014

Cannes Lions – Silver Lion – Branded Content – 2014

Cannes Lions – Bronze Lion – Branded Content – 2014

AICE – Best of NY – “Stand Up To Stand Your Ground” - 2014

AICP – Best PSA Nomination – “Stand Up To Stand Your Ground” – 2014

Young Cuts Montreal Film Festival – Best Film – “A Piece Of The Bottom” - 2014

Young Cuts Montreal Film Festival– Best Cinematography – “A Piece Of The Bottom” – 2014

Hollywood International Film Festival - Best Student Film/Best New Voice - 1998