Ruairí Robinson

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Ruairí Robinson
Born (1978-02-15) February 15, 1978 (age 41)
OccupationFilm director

Ruairí Robinson is an Irish film director and writer.


He is known mainly for his science-fiction short films and animations, one of which, Fifty Percent Grey, was nominated for an Academy Award.[1] Fifty Percent Grey was also included in the Animation Show of Shows. The Silent City concerns a group of soldiers wandering through a perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland; the cast includes actor Cillian Murphy.[2] His short film BlinkyTM was released on March 20, 2011, and concerns a robot helper that turns murderous.[3]

He signed on to direct a live action adaptation of Akira, but the project was cancelled after Robinson departed.[4] In 2013, Robinson directed The Last Days on Mars, the adaptation of the science-fiction short story The Animators by Sydney J. Bounds.[5] In early 2015 he directed the proof of concept short film The Leviathan,[6] which became a viral hit, spawning talk of a full length version.[7]


As actor[edit]

  • BlinkyTM as Blinky (voice) (2011, short)

As director[edit]

  • The House on Dame Street (1999, short, also producer and writer)
  • Fifty Percent Grey (2001, short, also writer)
  • The Silent City (2006, short, also producer and writer)
  • BlinkyTM (2011, short, also writer)
  • The Last Days on Mars (2013)
  • Imaginary Forces (2014, short, also writer, post-production)
  • The Leviathan (2015, concept teaser, written by Jim Uhls)

As producer[edit]

  • Uncle Bill's Barrel (2008, short, executive producer)

As writer[edit]


  1. ^ "Two Oscar nods for Irish animators". RTÉ. 12 February 2002. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ "The Silent City by Ruairi Robinson". BBC Film Network. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  3. ^ "BlinkyTM (2011)". Internet Movie Database.
  4. ^ "No live-action Akira from DiCaprio?". The Star Online. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  5. ^ "The Animators to be directed by Ruairi Robinson". Screen Daily. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  6. ^ "The Leviathan Gearing Up to Take a Bite Out of Hollywood". DC. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  7. ^ "'The Leviathan' Teaser Shows Potential Sci-Fi Epic!". Bloody Disgusting. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.

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