Latest Review of Slow-Burn Psychological Thriller ‘Bad Frank’ have just released a review of ‘Bad Frank’. Below is an excerpt fromm the review regarding Russ’s performance, with a link to the review in full underneath.

” I thought Russ gave a scene-stealing performance. The character looked extremely menacing and a little uncontrollable, which was perfect for the part. Russ was brilliant and seemed to relish the role, it came across that way on-screen. Russ has got bright future ahead of him and given the right role could really do well for himself.”

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The Hollywood Outsider Review: “The Projectionist.”


There is a new, in-depth review of “The Projectionist” out today via “The Hollywood Outsider.”

“As the tortured lead, Russ Russo injects Jacob with just enough emotion to enable us to relate, even as things begin to spiral out of control. He is the absolute heart and soul of the film, and his performance thankfully lives up to the task. This is not acting on the level of exaggeration, this is a carefully restrained portrait of a man whose fragile mind has no concept of its own fractured state. The reels of film nor the pinch of the needle are enough to free Jacob from his personal hell, though try he does. Russo’s performance reminds one of a more low-key PTSD suffering Travis Bickle.”
– Aaron Peterson of The Hollywood Outsider

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Brave New Hollywood Review: “The Projectionist.”



New review out for “The Projectionsit” via Brave New Hollywood.

“The Projectionist” is a heartbreaking, hard-hitting film that imprints on the soul. The bond between screenplay and photography successfully paint a cold, hopeless world to which the hero must adapt. Within these gray, shadowy confinements the film also showcases a heart and compassion for its subject.”

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The Projectionist Campaign Video + Almost 40% Raised! *UPDATED* 100+% Raised!

UPDATED! April 3rd 2014: The Project was fully FUNDED! Thank you to everyone who participated.

The Projectionist Kickstarter Campaign Video from Ryan M. Kennedy on Vimeo.

Please watch the short Exclusive Release campaign video and consider supporting “The Projectionist”  which is currently available on exclusive limited release via Kickstarter.

By pledging today not only will you be helping this film reach a worldwide audience, but you will receive an instant digital download of the movie!

Since the launch of the campaign “The Projectionist” has become one of the 25 MOST POPULAR projects currently on Kickstarter! Unlike the other 24, we are offering something that they aren’t; an instant incentive!

Thanks to everyone who has participated so far we have already raised nearly 40% of our goal but we still need your help!

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About “The Projectionist.”

Battling insomnia & undiagnosed PTSD, Jacob Nics (Russ Russo) a war veteran works nights as a projectionist at a decrepit theater. While struggling to adapt to civilian life, he soon finds himself tangled in an inescapable web of seduction, addiction, & violence.

Director: Ryan M. Kennedy – Starring: Russ Russo, Natasha Alam, Kiowa Gordon, Robert Miano & Doug E Doug.

“His empty eyes gaze in anguish at the few people willing to acknowledge him, and his voice has the halting cadences of someone who has forgotten the basic tenets of human interaction. It is a fascinating and devastating feat of acting.”

Russ Russo as Jacob Nics in “The Projectionsit” – Film Threat Magazine Review.

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“A fascinating vision of emotional isolation and physical angst along the seedier edges of New York.”
– Film Threat Magazine

Film Threat Review – “The Projectionist.”


Film Threat has recently reviewed The Projectionist.
Read Film Threats Review of ‘The Projectionist” HERE

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