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Robert Bianco | SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event
Robert Bianco

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Robert Bianco

1) How did you get into directing? 
That’s a tough question. I believe it started when I began daydreaming for the first time. My mind wandered into exciting stories that I eventually wrote down and turned into short stories. Those short stories became short films and when I bought my first Sony camera in High School I knew I wanted to be a director.
2) What is your most recent project? 
I have spent a lot of time writing a short film called Force of Attraction which is currently in development. It’s a story about a young married couple who’s relationship is put to the test when one of them goes missing.
3) What is the best part of being a director? 
Being responsible for all of a project’s creative decisions.
4) What is the worst part of being a director? 
Being responsible for all of a project’s creative decisions.
5) What is your current career focus: commercials & branded content, TV, movies? Do you plan to specialize in a particular genre—comedy, drama, visual effects, etc.
Everyone has a plan for where they see themselves in the future, but the Film Industry is a challenging place to be. I only want to be working wherever I’m allowed to express myself.
6) Have you a mentor and if so, who is that person (or persons) and what has been the lesson learned from that mentoring which resonates with you?
I have not had the opportunity to have a mentor.
7) Who is your favorite director and why? 
Christopher Nolan because he always knows what to do with the camera and gives his talent the freedom and tools to perform at their highest ability.
8) What is your favorite movie? Your favorite commercial or branded content?
Another tough question. I’d have to say that right now my favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. My favorite commercial is the “Go Forth” campaign that Levi’s did.
9) Tell us about your background (i.e. where did you grow up? Past jobs?) 
I grew up in New York City and in the suburbs outside the city limits. Being a director means working some odd jobs until the career pays off. So far I’ve been an assistant, ticket broker, video store clerk, caddy, customer service representative, editor of a publication, sales agent, and event planner.