Robert is the writer and director of the feature films The Bank (2001), Three Dollars (2005) and, most recently, Balibo (2009). He is the producer, together with business partner John Maynard, of the award-winning films The Boys (1998) and Romulus, My Father (2007) starring Eric Bana. Robert has won two AFI awards for screenwriting for The Bank and Three Dollars. In 2007, Romulus, My Father won four AFI Awards including Best Film. As a director, Robert has screened his films in over thirty major international film festivals including Toronto and San Sebastian. In 2010, Robert directed an episode of the television series, Rush (Ten) and in 2011 was one of the featured directors on the acclaimed mini series The Slap(ABC).
Robert received a Centenary Medal for services to the Australian Film Industry in 2001 and was part of the 2020 Ideas Summit in Canberra, 2008. He is also a board member of Screen Australia.
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