Arrivals & Departures: Kiwi director Robin Walters joins Robber’s Dog in Australia

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Robber’s Dog has announced the signing of award-winning director, Robin Walters. Having worked with brands including Ebay, NZTA, Hyundai, Nibble, McDonald’s and Spark, Walters has been providing his unique approach to short-form commercials for more than a decade.

Kiwi born and raised, Walters has worked in every corner of the world establishing his presence as one of the best character-driven directors working today. He has also been highly decorated throughout his career, including securing the Best Director award at AdFest.

He has gained global recognition for his short film, ‘The Platform’, winning awards at film festivals in Japan, Germany, Australia and Spain, where it won the prestigious Silver Spike Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival.

Walters has a reputation as one of the most original and perceptive directors working in the Asia/Pacific region. Known for both comedy and drama, Walters’ work has been commended throughout the industry as some of the honest and funniest to come out of Australasia in recent years.

Says Walters: “I’ve always thought that the directors they (Robber’s Dog) have on their roster, and the overall company ethos, is one which I could buy into.”

A lover of the quirks and nuances that make up human beings, Walters’ work has always been built around the genuine characters he uncovers in casting.

“I’m constantly on the lookout for new and potential talent; I love street casting. I have tremendous respect and faith in actors, because it’s not easy what they do.”

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