Robin Bain

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Robin Bain
Robin Bain image.jpg
Born (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 41)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California[1]
OccupationActress, Writer, Director
Years active2001–present
WebsiteWriter/Director Robin Bain

Robin Bain (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress, writer and director.


Early work[edit]

Robin Bain is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from the USC School of Dramatic Arts.[2][3] Bain subsequently went on to perform as an actress on the NBC comedy series, The Real Wedding Crashers,[4] Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia[5] and alongside rockstar, Gene Simmons in a commercial promoting his television series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels.[6] Bain then made guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno[7] and Real Time with Bill Maher.[8]

Bain acted as a live action character on Seth Green's Emmy Award-winning animated show Robot Chicken, which airs on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.[9] She also voiced multiple characters for the 2009 Robot Chicken Christmas special.[10]

Robin Bain worked behind the scenes learning the ropes as a unit production manager in commercial and music video production and went on to write and direct her own work.[2] Working as a director, Bain has been at the helm of several music videos, most notably videos featuring In This Moment singer, Maria Brink[11] and country music band, The Clark Family Experience.[12]

Bain's 2003 short film, Paper Doll was screened on the independent film festival circuit, and earned Bain nominations for Best Actress, Best Director and a win for Best Short at the SMMASH Film Festival.[13]

Writer and director[edit]

Director, Robin Bain behind the scenes on the set of "The Last Exorcist".

Robin Bain wrote, directed and produced the independent film, Girl Lost (film), which speaks on the harsh realities of sex trafficking in the United States. Girl Lost was released on Amazon Prime Video in May 2018.[14] Bain released a second Girl Lost film as a writer, director, producer and editor entitled Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story.[15][16] The film is part of Bain's continued effort to bring awareness to the pitfalls of the sex industry in Los Angeles.[17] Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story was released on Amazon Prime Video on December 1, 2020[18] by Breaking Glass Pictures.[19]

Bain wrote, is producing and is appearing in a lead role in the film Without You I'm Nothing, alongside actor Dolph Lundgren.[20]

Robin Bain is an advocate for female filmmakers and is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors.[21] Bain is also an author for Ms. In The Biz, a website dedicated to female filmmakers. Bain often gears her writing toward controversial subjects regarding women in the film industry.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Bain is skilled with firearms.[23][24] Bain's father served as a physician in the United States Army.[25] She resides in Los Angeles, California.[26]


Title Year Role Notes
The Larry Sanders Show 1997 Swimsuit Model TV Series
Extra 1997 Swimsuit Model TV Series
Glam 1997 Restaurant Patron
Frankenbabe 2001 Frankenbabe
Self Righteous Suicide 2002 Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Paper Doll 2003 Natasha Actress, Writer, Director, Producer
Nominated - Best Actress, Best Director at the SMMASH Film Festival
Winner - Best Short at the SMMASH Film Festival
Monster House 2003 Actress Network TV Series, Discovery Channel, 1 episode, Las Vegas House
Wishful Thinking 2004 Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer
The Real Wedding Crashers 2007 Robin Network TV Series, NBC
Mind of Mencia 2007 Sketch Comedy Player Network TV Series, Comedy Central
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 Sketch Comedy Player Network TV Series, NBC
Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 Sketch Comedy Player Network TV Series, NBC
Robot Chicken 2008–2009 Herself; additional voices Network TV Series, Comedy Central, 2 episodes
"President Evil", "Dear Consumer Robot Chicken's Full-Assed Christmas Special"
Eat Cake 2010 Sheila Actress, Writer, Director, Producer
Nowhere to Run 2010 Claudia Actress, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer
The Brides of Sodom 2010 Sandy Directed by cult, horror filmmaker, Creep Creepersin
Hollywood Sex Wars 2011 Julie Cantalopez Cameo Appearance
Geezers! 2012 Kari Actress
Pop Star 2013 Writer
The Cheater 2015 Candy Short Film
EuroClub 2016 Tiffany Actress
Girl Lost 2018 Kim Actress, Writer, Director, Producer
The Last Exorcist 2020 Writer, Director; film starring Danny Trejo and Rachele Brooke Smith[27]
Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story[28] 2020 Writer, Director, Producer
Without You I'm Nothing in development Writer, Director
You Broke The Rules in development Writer
The Kung Pao Kitty Project in development Writer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2003 SMMASH Film Festival Best Short[29] Paper Doll Won
2003 Best Director - Robin Bain Paper Doll Nominated
2003 Best Actress - Robin Bain Paper Doll Nominated
2003 California Independent Film Festival Official Selection[30] Paper Doll Nominated
2016 23rd Annual IFS Los Angeles Film Festival Best Picture[31] Nowhereland Won
2016 Best Dramatic Feature Film Nowhereland Won
2016 Audience Choice Award Nowhereland Won
2016 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition, Dramatic Impact[32] Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Women Filmmakers Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Writing - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Direction - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 The IndieFEST Film Awards Award of Recognition, Women Filmmakers[33] Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Writing - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Direction - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2017 Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards Silver Award, Writer & Director - Robin Bain[34] Nowhereland Won
2017 Guerilla MovieMaking Awards (GMMA) Festival Best Film, Director - Robin Bain[35] Nowhereland Won
2019 Brufifest Brujo's Film Festival Best Director - Robin Bain[36] Girl Lost Won


  1. ^ "FILM COURAGE: Empowering Filmmakers and Creatives - USC graduate Robin Bain share about her latest..."
  2. ^ a b Filmcourage (22 July 2015). "'Out of 188 Kickstarter Supporters I Knew Roughly 30' NOWHERELAND Filmmaker Robin Bain on Crowdfunding Over $34k in 2014 - Film Courage". Film Courage.
  3. ^ - Robin Bain bio
  4. ^ Robin Bain - The Real Wedding Crashers. 17 May 2007 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Official Mind of Mencia blog
  6. ^
  7. ^ screen capture; Robin Bain & Jay Leno Robin Bain on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  8. ^ "Watch ""Real Time With Bill Maher" Episode #6.12 (Season 6, Episode 12) (2008)" movie on full Movies online and TV series for free!".
  9. ^ Players
  10. ^ "Robot Chicken - Season 4, Episode 20: Dear Consumer -". CBS Interactive.
  11. ^ "Robin Bain: Director - Music Video Clips Video by Robin Bain on Myspace". Myspace.
  12. ^ Clark Family Experience; music video director, Robin Bain
  13. ^ Smmash Film Festival Site Archived 2004-05-07 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Amazon page for Girl Lost
  15. ^ Official Website
  16. ^ Did someone say Sex Worker? "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story"
  17. ^ Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story Director, Robin Bain, Star, Brooke Haven & Lead Actors Discuss The Film, Sex Industry, Porn & Sex in America
  18. ^ Amazon Prime Video page for Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story
  19. ^ Breaking Glass Pictures Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story
  20. ^ Lundgren on Expendables 2 and upcoming projects.
  21. ^ Alliance of Women Directors Director Robin Bain
  22. ^ "Robin Bain, Author at Ms. In The Biz". Ms. In The Biz.
  23. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace. Archived from the original on 2009-09-11.
  24. ^ ""Robin Bain" Video - Celebrity Interview and Paparazzi". OVGuide.
  25. ^ Robin Bain. "Official Robin Bain, photos, images, bio, news: Support Our Troops this Holiday Season".
  26. ^ Official Robin Bain's Details
  27. ^ Tip-Top Productions, The Last Exorcist
  28. ^ Official Girl Lost Website, Girl Lost, the sequel
  29. ^ "Watch "Paper Doll" (2003) Free Online". OVGuide.
  30. ^
  31. ^ "Independent Filmmakers Showcase Award Winners (2016)".
  32. ^ "Accolade Competition Award Winners (2016)".
  33. ^ "The IndieFEST Film Awards Winners (2016)".
  34. ^ "Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards (2017)".
  35. ^ "Guerilla MovieMaking Awards (GMMA) Festival (2017)".
  36. ^ "Brufifest Brujo's Film Festival (2018)".

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