His first short film, Fifty Percent Grey, about a deceased soldier humorously trapped in a karmic loop, showed at over 70 festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
His debut feature film “THE LAST DAYS ON MARS” (starring Liev Schreiber and Olivia Williams) was featured at directors Fortnight in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Robinson’s signature wit often colors his commercial work, which has included spots for Cadillac,Thorntons Chocolatiers, Hells Kitchen, Boru Vodka, Nescafe, Zanussi and Special K. His Milk spots for BC Dairy Canada feature cavemen whose preference for grape soda lead to a messy fate at the hands of assorted Pleistocene predators. The series appeared in competition at Cannes and won seven Shark Awards, including Best Director and Best New Director. Animated monsters also appear in his spot Snow Monster, for Kia Motors, and Cheese Monster, promoting Cheese in Paris.
Robinson has received more than seventy international awards and nominations for his short films and commercials, including the Sharks, the Icads, Design Awards, LEAF, British Animation Awards, O2 Digital Awards, The Bessies, the Empire State Film Festival and Dresden Filmfest.
RUAIRI ROBINSON – Director / WRITER / PRODUCER
2019 – Corporate Monster
2015 – The Leviathan
2013 – The Last Days on Mars
2011 – BlinkyTM
2006 – The Silent City
2001 – Fifty Percent Grey
1999 – The House on Dame Street
“I love robots, monsters, and cinematic storytelling, and am disappointed we live in a future where our cars tell us where to go but stubbornly refuse to fly us there.” – Ruairi Robinson