Mystery Recipe: Season 3, Week 4, Episode 1
"A Nice Spice"
Imani Russell as Chip the Chipotle Pepper
Girl Tales: Something in the Breeze
by juliany f. taveras
Imani Russell as Jael
AN ANIMATED SERIES
"When the sudden disappearance of water, their main life-source, threatens to upend a vibrant utopia, Blaze, an intrepid teen must save their community before it’s too late. Created through a unique collaboration of artists, land, and housing activists, Mine is an animated web series that explores the difficult and worthwhile fight for the community you love."
In 2021, I had the honor of providing the voice for Blaze, a Black nonbinary teen and water protector, in the pilot for the animated series MINE. The pilot premiered at TRIBECA this year and is an official selection at the New Orleans Film Festival and Louisville's International Festival of Film, in addition to winning the Artizen Grant. Check out the trailer on the left (featuring my voice alongside seasoned actor Russell Hornsby) and click on the icon below to visit the website for MINE to learn more about the show, Rise-Home Stories, and showings.
THIS IS OUR RAINBOW
(PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)
My voice is featured alongside other talented voice actors on the audiobook of this brilliant and game-changing anthology for middle-grade readers. This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us is "the first LGBTQA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and" other fantastic authors.
You can find my voice in the following stories:
"Guess What's Coming to Dinner"
"Menudo Fan Club"
The audiobook is available for download via your local library or for purchase via Penguin Random House, Amazon, and more! Click on the icon below for more info:
AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN PODCAST
You can find me voicing Chip the Chipotle Chili Pepper and Legs the Chicken Thigh on Mystery Recipe, a children's podcast produced by America's Test Kitchen. Check out these characters by clicking the players below!
Mystery Recipe: Season 3, Week 7, Episode 1
"A Leg Up on the Competition"
Imani Russell as Legs the Chicken Thigh
FEMINIST STORIES FOR A NEW GENERATION
I have had the fortune of doing voice work for Girl Tales for several of their podcasts, including "Something in the Breeze" by juliany taveras and "Ruth Charlotte Ellis" by Christina Quintana. Check out my work by clicking the icons below!
Girl Tales: Ruth Charlotte Ellis
by Christina Quintana
Imani Russell as Narrator
big green theater: the movie!
the bushwick starr
In February 2020, I was cast in The Bushwick Starr's 10th anniversary production of Big Green Theater, a program that brings theatre and environmental education (as well as activism) to elementary school classrooms. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the program had to be cut short and there could no longer be a theatrical production. However, in March I received an email asking if I was still interested in participating... but this time, in a filmed version.
I did live action performance as well as voiceover in this project. Watch me voice Maylah, a little green alien, in the video clip to the left (above on mobile)!