Robert graduated from the NFTS MA Directing Fiction in February 2011. His graduation film Strays led to him being chosen as a Screen International ‘star of tomorrow’. Before attending the NFTS Robert worked as a filmmaker in residence at a mental health arts centre in Edinburgh, and was chosen for the “guiding lights” mentoring scheme in 2008.
In 2012 he directed a romantic thriller Camouflage as part of the Coming Up strand for Channel 4. In 2013 he directed the second series of A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories, a darkly surreal comedy drama shown on Sky Arts starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm. He recently directed two episodes of Our Zoo a family drama showing on BBC1 this autumn, and is next working on a black comedy drama for Channel 4.
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