Clarity of thought and powerful creative expression
—that’s Osmosis, too.

At RF Studio 53, we’re storytellers at heart. We possess a knack for transforming complex narratives into striking visual storytelling that will resonate with your audience.



& Passion

Our artists have a special role—to connect the world on a human level, through a single story and a visionary lens.



The Studio POV: always ask questions, always ask why. We believe nothing can be created in the absence of a curious mind.



For us, collaboration is the key to forming the most compelling narratives, the most moving films, and the most impactful art.

Creative Leadership

James Lawler

Founder & CEO

James is the founder and CEO of Osmosis Films, with experience in documentary films, narrative features, theater, television, and interactive design. His work has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, and numerous other festivals worldwide, and has premiered on Amazon, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, and other platforms. James leads the Osmosis Films team of award-winning creatives in their endeavor to make powerful, empathetic, and visually stunning work across all media and formats.

Zach Russo

Co-President, Creative Director

Zach is an experienced filmmaker who has produced several documentary features for HBO and A&E, as well as concert films, music videos, and other digital content for Sony Music Entertainment. Zach is responsible for managing Osmosis production from the initial strategy and creative vision through to the final deliverable. He oversees the creative direction of each project from start to finish and manages our team of producers, editors, assistant editors, production coordinators, writers, sound designers, composers, and more.

Alison Reader

Co-President, Director of Client Strategy and Business Development

Alison is involved across Osmosis’s new and existing clients to develop plans that support clients’ internal and external communication goals. Her work spans from project ideation and brainstorming, to content strategy, and client support. Alison lives in New York and received her BA from Colby College and her MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School.

Josh Eriksen

Creative Director

Josh is a CLIO and Promax award-winning designer and animator with over 10 years of design, animation, and interactive experience. He loves being a hands-on creative and collaborating with Osmosis’ production and creative teams to realize remarkable visual experiences for our clients and their audiences. From lower-thirds to the screens of Times Square, no creative challenge is too small or too large for Josh to bring to life.

Liz Roth

Head of Production

Liz is an Emmy award-winning producer with over 15 years of experience in production, marketing, and client services. Based in NYC, Liz oversees the production team and Osmosis’s full plate of client projects. Prior to joining Osmosis, Liz worked at Courageous Studios, CNN’s branded content studio and spent over a decade working at NBC News and MSNBC.

Justin Bolger

Director of Post-Production

Justin is an Emmy Award winning editor and animator with over 20 years of experience, which he brings to Osmosis as Director of Post-Production. Throughout his work on hundreds of broadcast spots, corporate films, live TV, instructional videos, music videos, infomercials and barrels of coffee, Justin has always been moved by the soulful art of great storytelling while, oddly, finding true left-brain satisfaction in unravelling technical puzzles as well.

Brooke Sadowsky

Director of Operations

Brooke is responsible for implementation of processes and revenue and resource forecasting at Osmosis and oversees the Resource Manager and Producers. She started her career 20+ years ago at Lorne Michaels' post production company, Broadway Video, in the Scheduling department. Since then, she has pioneered resourcing and operational roles at various agencies, such as R/GA, Huge and Arnold Worldwide. Most recently, Brooke spearheaded resourcing and revenue forecasting at TBWA/WorldHealth and TBWA/WildType.

Let’s work together.

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