Robyn studied Drama & Film, and English Literature at Victoria University in Wellington, she went straight on to start a career in the theatre, working in lighting, stage management, publicity and eventually Directing, with the critically acclaimed “Dry White and Friendly”. She also directed Alan Brough in his Comedy sensation “You’ve been a bad, bad boy Elvis” which toured from NZ to the Montreal Comedy Festival.After a stint overseas she returned to work in New Zealand, as a First Assistant Director in the film industry. She has worked extensively in New Zealand on many productions including big US funded features “30 Days of Night” and “Deathgasm”, and dramas, “Legend of the Seeker”, “Spartacus” and “Shannara”. And great New Zealand features such as “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying”, “The Weight of Elephants”, “One Thousand Ropes”, “McLaren”, and “In Dark Places”. She also worked in South Africa on the hit “District 9” for Peter Jackson’s company Wingnut Films, and in Munich on “Guns Akimbo” with Jason Leigh Howden. She has also acted as Associate Producer on several films. Robyn’s first short film “A Women’s Right To Shoes” as Writer, Director is currently in the festival circuit, having premiered at Palm Springs Shortfest 17, shortlisted for awards at the Madrid International Festival 2018 ( Best talented Newcomer Robyn Grace – Best Cinematographer John Cavill) and at Austin Comedy Festival 2018 (Best International Short) and won Best Actress for Brooke Williams at the Royal Starr Festival in Detroit. It has screened at 24 other festivals worldwide including the World of Women Film Fair Middle East as part of 2018 International Woman’s Day celebrations. Robyn has also Directed three series of “Korero Mai” ( series 7, 8, 9) and three episodes of “The Cul de Sac” (S2 Ep3 – S3 Ep 3&4) a popular children’s series for TVNZ.