Robyn Grace is a Writer-Director from Auckland, New Zealand
Robyn has directed three series of SWEET TOOTH for NETFLIX and was nominated for an EMMY for her ep WHAT’S IN THE FREEZER. She has also directed various other TV shows in both New Zealand and Australia
Robyn has written and directed two short films:
– A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO SHOES (2017) premiered at Palm Springs Short Fest 2017 and then went
on to screen at 38 International Film Festivals
– ORANGES AND LEMONS (2020) winner of New Zealand Best at NZIFF 2020.
Robyn has an extensive knowledge of film, having worked as a sought after First Assistant Director
and Associate Producer for over 20 years, on both large-scale international productions and local films such as
GUNS AKIMBO, IN DARK PLACES, DEATHGASM, 1000 ROPES.
Robyn has also worked on many US TV series SHANNARA,
LEGEND OF THE SEEKER, SPARTACUS and SWEET TOOTH.
Robyn’s IMDB profile here with link on here
Brooke Williams in A Woman's Right to Shoes
Robyn with Emmy winning Cinematographer Dave Garbett
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ORANGES AND LEMONS
Set in 1973 with a backdrop of political unrest and social change, a young girl in rural New Zealand questions her place in the world, in a search for her freedom. Sometimes staying quiet is not the way forward. After being bullied at school and ignored at home, our girl finally finds her voice in the strangest place. It opens her eyes to the joys that have been right in front of her all along.
Oranges and Lemons is about summer and heat, childhood and bravery, it is a snapshot of a time gone by, when life was simpler, but bullying was just as complicated.
Shot in Auckland in 2019, this is a story from Robyn’s childhood growing up in rural New Zealand in the 70’s. Currently on the festival circuit, premiering at NZIFF where it is a Finalist for New Zealand Best competiton.
See IMDB listing here
A Woman's Right to Shoes
When Alice is left by her husband, she devises an unusual way to mend her broken heart. But is she making a fool of herself or striking out for a woman's right to shoes? And exactly how long can she keep it up?
Robyn adapted this short film from a Marian Keyes (Watermelon, Last Chance Saloon, Rachel’s Holiday)
short story. Shot in Auckland in 2016, it premiered at Palm Springs Short Fest 2017 and went on to play in 38
other international festivals, winning Best Actress for Brooke Williams at The Royal Starr Festival, and
nominated for Best Cinematographer, and Best Newcomer Director at Madrid IFF, and Best Film at Utah Film
Awards and Austin Comedy Festival.
The Cul DE SAC
Imagine waking up to find your world had changed. No adults, no technology, no explanation. The thrilling teen drama, made with the support of NZ on Air.
Echoing the storytelling style of Lost, the series teases viewers with its gradual reveal of what in hell is going
on. Created by Stephen J Campbell (Amazing Extraordinary Friends), the half-hour sci fi adventure ran for
three seasons, each with six episodes.
The cast included Molly Leishman (Wilde Ride), Peter Feeney as the scientist dad, KJ Apa (Riverdale) and
Beulah Koale (Hawaii Five-O).
Robyn can be contacted through her agents -
Hannah Ozer – Los Angeles USA
Wendy Howell – Sydney Australia
Creative Reps Ltd