Robin speaks with the utmost respect and affection about his years working under the mentorship of the great Keith Rose.
Robin: ‘I went on a fantastical journey with Keith. I remember thinking, during my first few months with him, that this was the hardest working person I had ever seen in my life. Keith had a total commitment to the industry and regarded that as an absolute necessity. That commitment to his craft and his pursuit of excellence, every single step of the way, was a beautiful process. Keith always said ‘If you’ve dropped the ball once, you’ve lost the battle.’ That really stayed with me. We worked hard and long for almost 5 years. I always want to improve, not just myself as a Director, but also the industry as a whole.’
Robin kick-started his career at Velocity and he has now moved to Egg Films, which must surely be the best launch into the industry any Director could ask for. Apart from all the shiny awards, we wanted to know what first attracted him to Egg.
Robin: ‘The first time I worked at Egg was just after Velocity closed down – coming in here I felt like I was beyond enemy lines. It felt so wrong because they had always been the competition. But once I was through the doors, I just saw this beautiful family. I saw Colin [Colin Howard is Egg’s badass Managing Director & Executive Producer] walking up the steps, going into the offices and greeting people and it felt so wonderful. There’s this realness and a family feeling about Egg Films that I can honestly say comes from the good people that make Egg what it is.’
iDidTht: ‘We wanna work at Egg! Kerry, same question to you: what did you and Colin see in Robin that got you excited?’
Kerry: ‘Without having met Robin his reel already really stood out from a lot of the younger Directors. There was a considered visual style and consistency in craft that we were drawn to. His commercials are quite varied but there is sincerity there. This last Viceroy job was so huge from planning and prep to execution and his attention to detail and thoughtfulness was amazing. He strives for excellence and hard work and paired with that is his fresh outlook on style, fashion, and music. In the long run that will lead to very exciting work.’