Dave Russell is the Film Officer for Film Wight.
He started his career by training as a professional model-maker working on TV commercials and producing background scenery for shows like Thomas the Tank Engine. In the early 90’s his interest in broadcasting saw him become a radio presenter, and then move on to TV. He worked for ITV Meridian for 11 years, and during that time he also acted as a fixer and location scout for other visiting crews. Now working freelance, he spends his time dealing with all aspects of media on the Isle of Wight, including acting as a cameraman for ITV and BBC News, and worked as 3rd AD on ITV’s Victoria when they filmed at Osborne House. Known locally as ‘Meridian Dave’ multi-skilling is very much his game.