Nicole Russin-McFarland is Hollywood's most luminous new supernova behind the camera. Her reinvention from New York agency model into a vivid personal brand as a respected film director and film score composer is doubtlessly mesmerizing, a millennial swivel on Marilyn Monroe’s playbook.
Striking failure for much of her 20’s with her every attempt to transition into a film career, Russin-McFarland decided to break the rules, parlaying the Internet’s omnipresence and an authentic social media spirit into attention for herself and her work. Mobilizing every corner of the web from her personal website to embracing new media press opportunities, as her peers pushed out CGI driven animation, Russin-McFarland released purist vintage-panegyric cartoons and a low budget live action short filmed in Britain. Her first two animated feature films are set for online release in 2020. It is safe to assume someday she will achieve her dream of being “Peter Jackson and Hans Zimmer rolled into one.”