Russell Ratt is a young anishnabe from both Rapid Lake and Kitigan Zibi. He enjoys making films because they give him an opportunity to express himself. He believes in the power of films to promote discussions around sensitive issues.The Hearing is his third film with Wapikoni mobile after True Spirit and Wish Upon a Star. His three films addresses issues of sexuality, gambling and deafness. Russell aspires to become a makeup artist and hairdresser.