About

 Concept and story development, animation and film direction, design, art & illustration.

 

Robertino is a director and designer with over 12 years experience working between production studios and digital agencies in Sydney and New York.

His multidisciplinary approach as director and designer developed during his time at R/GA New York from 2008 - 2012, working on a diverse range of animation projects and digital products for clients including Nike, GoogleBeats by Dr Dre, and Verizon. His work with the team at the R/GA Digital Studio has won multiple Cannes Lions, including the award-winning Nike+ Fuelband product.

In 2012, Robertino returned to Sydney to found Kapwa, a boutique design and animation studio, which now provides content production and creative consulting services to clients from Sydney to London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Robertino has gained international success as a director and producer for the film Love in the Time of March Madness—Kapwa’s first in-house original production—which won at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 and was eventually shortlisted for the Oscars in 2016 for the Best Animated Short category.

Since then, Robertino's film work has screened at over 25 film festivals worldwide, including the Annecy International Animation Festival, and SIGGRAPH Vancouver

Robertino continues to create original content and commercial projects, dabble in new technologies, and experiment with new art forms.

If you would like to collaborate on a project, just say hello.

 

 

Awards & Accolades


For Love in the Time of March Madness (Director, Producer, Designer)

88th Academy Awards – Shortlisted for Best Animated Short Film
Tribeca Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Best Online Short Film
4th Annual AFI/AACTA Awards – Nominated for Best Animated Short Film
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Best Short Documentary
Flickerfest – Honourable Mention
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Audience Choice Award
Australia Screen Sound Guild Awards – Best Sound for an Animated Short
Taoz Shortz Film Festival – Honourable Mention for Animation
Brooklyn Film Festival – Spirit Award for Animation
17th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Cinequest 2014 – Official Selection
Milwaukee Film Festival 2014 – Official Selection
Cinema Austin East 2014 – Official Selection
Florida Film Festival 2014 – Official Selection
Naples International Film Festival 2014 – Official Selection
Rooftop NYC 2014 – Official Selection
Encounters Short Film Festival 2014 – Official Selection
Calgary International Film Festival 2014 – Official Selection
LA Shorts Fest 2014 – Official Selection
Denver Film Festival 2014 – Official Selection
Oxford Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
Phoenix Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
Alahambra Theatre 2015 – Official Selection
Newport Beach Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
Brooklyn Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
 

 

For TED Ed: The Science of Stage Fright (Director, Producer)

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2014  – Official Selection for TED Ed: The Science of Stage Fright, Director & Producer
ELECTRONIC THEATRE, Vancouver SIGGRAPH 2014 – TED Ed: The Science of Stage Fright, Director & Producer

Bronze, Cannes Cyber Lions 2011 – R/GA, Social Media Hell
Titanium Grand Prix, Cannes Cyber Lions 2012 – R/GA, Nike+ Fuelband
Cyber Grand Prix, Cannes Cyber Lions 2012 – R/GA, Nike+ Fuelband
Finalist, SunScreen Independent Music Video Festival 2004 Director
Silver, Cannes Cyber Lions 2008 – Soap Creative, See Something Feel Something
Honoree, Webbys – Soap Creative, See Something Feel Something
Bronze, AWARD 2009 – Soap Creative, See Something Feel Something]
Site of the Day, The FWA 2008 – Soap Creative, See Something Feel Something]
Finalist, AIMIA 2008 – Soap Creative, See Something Feel Something

 
 

 

 

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