Robert is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a long time wanderer since before he had a choice in the matter. Robert was born in Japan, raised in Los Angeles, and now lives in Brooklyn. He went to law school at Yale and had a brief career as an international trade lawyer in Washington DC before diving into the MFA program at USC CNTV. Since then he’s worked on community-based documentaries. He also consults for foundations, and serves as the board chair of Global Action Project, a fantastic youth media organization in NYC.
His clients and funders include Neo Philanthropy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, The California Endowment, Four Freedoms Fund, Wellspring Advisors, Open Society Foundations, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Yale School of Medicine, Visual Communications, Literacy Partners, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYC Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs, EarSay, Inc., Natural History New Zealand, and the DC Language Access Coalition/MLOV