Coming from a background in theater, Russell Bennett graduated from New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. He directed and produced a documentary on the decriminalization of marijuana, STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial, which premiered on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and was nominated for Best Political Documentary at Hot Docs International Film Festival. Bennett recently co-directed the short film LES SOFTIES, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and FUNNY BUSINESS, which premieres at the Edmonton International Film Festival in October. Bennett also creates PSA's for non-profits like ForestEthics, Greenpeace and NetSquared. He is also a former lawyer - but don't hold that against him.
Name: Russell Bennett
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter