Kreativnost is a Brooklyn-based production company focused on creating character-driven, humanist film and theater work. The company aims to expand the narrative of female-driven and minority storytelling in front of and behind the camera. Influenced by auteur cinema, Kreativnost Productions was started by actress-writer-director LeAnne Russell in 2016, means 'creativity' in Russian, and pays homage to a Russian ballet teacher of hers from childhood who encouraged her to, "Think that there is a butterfly on your fingers and you don't want her to fly away."
She has worked at The Wooster Group, performed at Art Basel Miami Beach, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and has appeared in national commercials in both English and Spanish. LeAnne currently works with the award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki at Charlotte Street Films. LeAnne holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature and Mandarin Chinese from Florida International University and studied abroad in Buenos Aires and Beijing. She also holds an M.F.A in Theatre from the Actors Studio Drama School.