Russ Hadley

Russ has enjoyed a very successful career as a Director / DP, working on national, regional and local TV commercials, as well as a variety of film and documentary projects. Russ loves to work with people. Real people, famous people and trained professional actors. 

As a DP and a still photographer, Russ will always work on beautiful images, as well as great storytelling. He also plays nice with the agency folks. Life is too short for big egos. It's a Midwest thing.

Russ has always offered creative editorial as part of his skills. A lot of his clients utilize this talent for the creative cut. Currently Russ edits on Adobe Premiere, which provides a seamless transition to most Post Houses for final edit, graphics and color correction. 

The Hadley Group

Russ and Chris Hadley are partners in The Hadley Group, as well as being partners in life. Their previous company, Third Eye Productions Inc., was a very successful production company for over 27 years, working on commercial projects all over the United States. In 2013, they decided to restructure all of their business interests into The Hadley Group, LLC. The main emphasis of their business remains commercial, documentary and video production.

The Hadley Group also owns and manages a renovated building in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City. It is currently the home of The Burke Law Firm and NACWAA which is the national office for the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.  

Hadley Images

Still photography has been a part of Russ's life his entire career. Many of his clients have utilized him to capture images while on assignment for commercial and video work. To see his work in stills, visit his site: www.hadleyimages.com or just hit the button below.





Russ Hadley Director / DP shooting Mike McCarthy head coach Green Bay Packers for Cellcom.

Russ Hadley Director / DP shooting Mike McCarthy head coach Green Bay Packers for Cellcom.

Chris and Russ Hadley

Chris and Russ Hadley

Producer Kyle Kempker and Director/DP Russ Hadley

Producer Kyle Kempker and Director/DP Russ Hadley

2024 Main Street in the Crossroads Arts District. Kansas City, MO

2024 Main Street in the Crossroads Arts District. Kansas City, MO