Counterpart Pictures is an artist-first production company.

Producer — Russell Sanzgiri

Russell Sanzgiri, is a former music journalist who began his producing career assisting director Spike Jonze on the Warner Bros feature WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and on various short films like I’M HERE, starring Andrew Garfield and HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP, featuring the voices of Meryl Streep and Forrest Whittaker. He has produced music videos for artists such as Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Grizzly Bear, Warpaint, The Chainsmokers, X-Ambassadors, and many more. Russell also served as an executive producer on the Peabody and Primetime Emmy Award-nominated documentary film, CHANGING THE GAME for HULU. He also helped produce the NETFLIX docu-series WEB OF MAKE BELIEVE for Imagine Entertainment. Russell has also produced the dark comedy feature, DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS for the streaming service SHUDDER releasing January 2024 as well as the original soundtrack album on Sub Pop Records.


Russell is currently in development on an original sci-fi series with Bell Media, co-created by the late writer/director Jeff Barnaby and Oscar-nominated filmmakers ClydeHenry Productions.