Robert Kirbyson is an award-winning Writer, Director & Cinematographer of feature films and television.
Robert recently completed two new movies, one an action film, the other a romantic comedy. His previous feature directing credits include the family adventure Snowmen, winner of several "Best Film" awards from festivals including Tribeca, Dallas, and TIFF's Sprockets' program. He also directed the 2013 thriller Red Line, also a “Best Film” winner at the San Diego Film Festival.
Robert also wrote and directed the award-winning CTRL for NBC Universal, the first stand-alone web series produced by a major network. Named “Web Comedy of Year” at the 2010 L.A. Web Series Festival, CTRL is based on Robert’s short Ctrl Z, which won the Delta Shorts Competition presented at the Sundance Film Festival.
Previously, Robert directed the holiday story, The Christmas Orange, an adaptation of the award winning children's book for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has also directed and produced many doc series including the premiere season of Age of A.I. hosted by Robert Downey Jr for YouTube Premium (releasing Dec 2019). Previously, Robert worked as a field producer and animator for seven seasons of Sesame Street in Canada, with many of his segments distributed to over 100 countries.
An award-winning Director of Photography, Robert has shot hundreds of hours of film and television. He has also taught filmmaking at several universities including serving as the Cinematography instructor at his alma mater, the University of British Columbia Film School.