Director Profile:  David O. Russell

About the Project

Writer, director and multi-Academy Award nominee David. O. Russell is one of the most unique voices in cinema today, soulfully navigating the razor-thin edge between comedy and drama in a succession of critically acclaimed films.  Known for his complex character studies, Russell’s work has continuously attracted the industry’s top actors, with the cast of AMERICAN HUSTLE representing his most riveting ensemble to date.

In this special feature, viewers get an intimate look at Russell’s unique directing style, designed for speed and total spontaneity -- practical lighting, non-stop Steadicam and on-the-fly dialogue.  Cast and producers speak candidly about how working on a David O. Russell film is unlike any other experience.