Known for: The Amateur Monster Movie, Seffy D, Three Suits
First Production: 2006, on Three Suits
Primary Role: Actor
Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Lifetime: 1953-2010 (57 years)
Russ appeared in every King's Tower production completed in his lifetime, including the unfinished Bitter Berry Bliss in 2010. He frequently appeared in scenes that included cameo appearances from his wife, Sue Montney, as in Three Suits, Rodents, and The Amateur Monster Movie, who was also a big supporter of King's Tower Productions.
Russ' death occurred just several days after the wrap party for The Amateur Monster Movie in October of 2010, where Russ had been able to see an edit of his farmhouse scene done by Quinn Hester, although the film was yet uncompleted. Russ raised a toast that night to appearing in every King's Tower production and his desire to keep the count going; his image was used on Wren's cell phone as a cameo in The Wayward Sun to do just that.
As one of the earliest supporters of Jozef Richards as a young filmmaker and one of the best friends of his father, Russ left a lasting impact on King's Tower Productions, was endeared to all who were fortunate enough to have worked with him, and continues have a presence in King's Tower as his son Adam Montney carries on the Montney family connection to King's Tower Productions.
OTHER SELECT FILMOGRAPHY
Something for Stevie (2007) - Police Officer #2