Rob Brown is an award-winning writer-director whose work has been screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival and broadcast on BBC TV.
He has worked with actors such as Emmy winning and Golden Globe nominated actress Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Filth) and BAFTA award winning actor Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Black Mirror).
Rob's short film SILENT THINGS received its international premiere at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2011, where it won the New Arrivals jury award.
One of his feature scripts was chosen from 400 entries to be performed at the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum in 2011.
Rob's debut feature film, SIXTEEN, premiered at the 57th BFI London Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Debut Feature, while Rob received a nomination for Best British Newcomer. The film later screened in competition at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won two awards at the 2017 Royal Television Society West Awards, including Best Feature Film.
Rob was named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017 and his TV directing includes BBC’s DOCTORS and the BAFTA Scotland Award winning series ARMCHAIR DETECTIVES.
Currently, Rob is developing his second feature.
Praise for SIXTEEN:
“Rob Brown’s haunting feature debut…Committed performances and a script favouring character over gunplay” - Total Film ****
“This affecting British drama centres on Congolese teenage Jumah (impressive Roger Jean Nsengumva) coping with his traumatic past” - The Guardian ***
“Absorbing” - Radio Times ***
“Engrossing…delivers plenty of suspense” - Sight and Sound
"Powerful tale of a former child soldier marks an assured debut" - Cineuropa
"A beautifully realised and moving take on the British urban thriller" - BFI London Film Festival
"Written and directed with evident integrity by celebrated short filmmaker Rob Brown, Sixteen is a feature that promises good things to come from all the principals involved" - Screen Daily
"Sixteen gives contemporary London the voice it deserves" - Cinevue