Robin Acutt is an accomplished producer and director of award-winning content for a variety of productions, including documentary, reality, and narrative programs. He has a proven track record of generating high-quality and engaging content while supervising creative teams, directing camera crews, managing editors, coordinating resources and timelines, and collaborating with internal and external executives.
Robin was nominated for an Emmy award for the Travel Channel series Planet Primetime, which covered host Karla Cavalli taking part in the biggest and most unusual television shows in countries around the world, including Japanese punishment game shows, lavish Turkish dramas, controversial Dutch sex shows and the hit Russian ‘ice skating with the stars’ series. In addition, Robin supervised the recent season of the Emmy award-winning show Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, which illustrates the cutting edge science behind topics as diverse as terrorism and the force.
Robin also recently completed the true crime series Reasonable Doubt for Investigation Discovery, which investigates the cases of convicts who claim to be wrongfully convicted of murder.
Robin has worked on docu-soaps like “Pretty Wicked Moms” for Lifetime, survival shows like “Surviving Marriage” for A & E, soft scripted comedy shows like “Sons of Guns” for Discovery, and makeover shows like “Kitchen Nightmares” for Fox and “Petfinder” for Animal Planet. He’s been fortunate to work with renowned talent like comedian Joe Rogan, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, the one and only Gordon Ramsay and the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.
On the scripted side, Robin is honored with the distinction of winning the Avanti Award (the South African equivalent of the Academy Award) for his 35mm short film Cycles. His Super-16mm short film bullets & butterflies, which stars Golden Globe award-winning actor Edward Albert, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival market. In addition, Robin produced the feature documentary Been Down that Muddy Road, which won Best Documentary awards at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Worldfest Houston.
Robin was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. He was awarded a merit scholarship to study at The Art Institute of Houston in Texas, where he was nominated to the President’s Honor Roll. He was the Valedictorian at Columbia College film school in Los Angeles. Robin other skills include storyboarding shoots, operating camera, building scenes on the AVID, taking promotional stills and directing virtual reality projects.
Robin currently lives in Los Angeles, although can also work as a local in New Orleans and South Africa.