|Robby Henson (writer/producer/director)|
Robby Henson received his M.F.A. from New York University's graduate film school, his THESIS film won the Student Academy Award. His films have been seen on PBS, the BBC, at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris and at film festivals in Canada, Ireland, France, Yugoslavia, Australia and Poland. He has directed over 30 play productions in New York and regionally and has made 5 award winning documentaries shown on PBS including SPALDING GRAY: A LIFE IN PROGRESS and TROUBLE BEHIND. Switching gears to narrative, Robby's dramatic FIRST feature PHARAOH'S ARMY with Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Academy Nominee Patricia Clarkson and Kris Kristofferson was released theatrically by Lions Gate Films. He collaborated with Academy Award winner Norman Jewison on a screenplay for Sony Pictures and Michael Medavoy. In 2002 he wrote and directed THE BADGE, a southern crime drama staring Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Thomas Hayden Church and Sela Ward for Starz Pictures and Lions Gate Films that was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award (Gay and Lesbian Alliance) and won Best Drama at the Breckinridge Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the Texas Film Festival. He directed THE VISITATION, a supernatural thriller which was released by 20th Century Fox in 2005 and starred Edward Furlong, Kelly Lynch, Martin Donovan and Randy Travis. His 5th dramatic feature film HOUSE was filmed in Poland and was released by Lions Gate Films.