Rob started as a print journalist on the Sunday Times Insight team, subsequently transferring his compassionate and life-affirming approach to filmmaking.
His impressive credentials in visual storytelling included many highly regarded and prize-winning drama-documentaries and documentaries through his company Halcyon Productions. When it came to bespoke original drama, Rob carefully matched the writer with the story he wanted to tell: BUMPING THE ODDS for BBC Films (RTS and BAFTA Best Single Drama Nomination and Winner Celtic Film Festival Best Feature Length film)came out of a Cutting Edge documentary Rob had made about loan sharking. With writer Rona Munro on board, the drama became a wonderful story of women's resilience in the face of stiff odds.
Rob alternated work on his own development slate of original projects for television and film with regular stints on continuing drama series, where his credits included BBC TV's flagship daytime drama DOCTORS (Series Producers Mike Hobson and Peter Errol-Lloyd).
Work on Lime Pictures' HOLLYOAKS included a week-long rape court case and landmark debate decided by a jury of viewers who gave a real insight into the jurors' arguments and how people react to those arguments (tx first quarter 2011). Parts of the jury's exchanges on the subject were also made into an online film.