Animation - Winner 2004
Born in 1965 in England. Robert started his professional career as a cartographer whilst making slide shows and cine films in his spare time. In 1991 he returned to college to develop his hobby and took an MA in Electronic Arts and Graphics at Coventry University. Here he created his first computer animation The Sleeper
In 1993 he was awarded an Arts Council of England Animate! grant to make End of Restriction, a 5-minute film created on an early home computer that enters the claustrophobic world of a teenager boy living in an English village.
He completed Home Road Movies in 2001 for Channel 4 and the Arts Council of England National Lottery. The film tells the true story of his father and their family car. The film went on to be nominated for a Bafta and won some of the most prestigious awards in animation including the Cartoon d'Or in 2004.
At present Robert is finishing his Arts Foundation supported film, Dead Air, which deals with the unstoppable nature of ‘change’ in our lives and in the communities where we live.
He has also collaboration with many other film makers including Yousaf Ali Khan on his Bafta nominated live action short Talking with Angels.
Between personal films Robert runs his own company, and provides animation for film, television and new media. Most recently he has produce animated scenes, title sequences and visual effects for the feature films, Peter - A Study of Peter Sutcliffe and Karl Golden’s Weekender, set in the early 90’s rave scene.
Robert is also the senior tutor for Animation Direction at NFTS and teaches at Middlesex University and the UCA at Farnham.