Russ Hermann has been working in film and video since 1976. He worked at Western Access, a government funded video access centre, from 1977 to 1981. Since then he has been freelancing in film as a sound recordist and in video as a producer/director under the business name of Spontaneous Productions.

The films he worked on include Kemira Diary of a Strike, Concrete City, Colour Bars, We Come From the Land, Amongst Equals and We Fight.

Video programs include a number of productions for CFMEU Mining and Energy, the MUA and Tranby Aboriginal College. He also directed and produced Saving Erko Estate, an account of a Campaign in Erskineville to save the Public Housing Estate.