Staff profile

Russell Cherrington

Senior Lecturer Film and Video Production


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer in Film and Video Production within a core team specialising in Film Production 8mm, 16mm and 35 mm film.

Teaching responsibilities

Project Development, Scriptwriting, Film Production, Producing, Music Video, Experimental Images, Directing, Project Development, Film Careers.

Professional interests

Filmmaker and Music Video Director I have created moving images since 1992. I've directed music videos for FM, It Bites, Fates Warning, Jansen Barbieri & Karn, Fish, Marillion, Frost*, Under Neath What. Since 1997 I have directed the award winning films Hold Me, Glass of Water, To The Devil His Due and Nightbreed - The Cabal Cut. In 2013 I hope to bring another of Clive Barker's tales to the big screen.

Research interests

The work of Clive Barker as a Polymath and Imaginer.
My primary interest is within his art and the relationship between its creation for characters as seen in his literature and film.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Professional working director of Film and Music Video, 1992 to present

International experience

Working in Hollywood with Seraphim Films, worldwide screenings of film projects

Recent publications

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Russell Cherrington, Senior Lecturer in Film Production, discusses the different sub-genres within horror films and what he loves about them.