David Russo is a filmmaker and artist based in Seattle. His film artworks Pan With Us (2003) and Populi (2002) both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and have appeared in dozens of other festivals around the world, including Clermont-Ferrand, Telluride Film Festival, SXSW, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, among many others. Populi has been installed as a permanent media artwork at Qwest Field in Seattle. I Am (Not) Van Gogh, an environmental animation set amongst the crowds at the Bumbershoot Arts Festival, premiered at the 2005 Bumbershoot festival. Russo has received many awards and acknowledgements, including a Genius Award from The Stranger and recognition as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2003.