February 15, 1978 |
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. 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. His short film BlinkyTM was released on March 20, 2011, and concerns a robot helper that turns murderous.
He signed on to direct a live action adaptation of Akira, but the project was cancelled after Robinson departed. In 2013, Robinson directed The Last Days on Mars, the adaptation of the science-fiction short story The Animators by Sydney J. Bounds. In early 2015 he directed the short film The Leviathan, which became a viral hit, spawning production of a full length version.
- BlinkyTM as Blinky (voice) (2011, short)
- 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)
- Uncle Bill's Barrel (2008, short, executive producer)
- The German (2008, short also executive producer)
- "Two Oscar nods for Irish animators". RTÉ. 12 February 2002. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- "The Silent City by Ruairi Robinson". BBC Film Network. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
- "BlinkyTM (2011)". Internet Movie Database.
- "No live-action Akira from DiCaprio?". The Star Online. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
- "The Animators to be directed by Ruairi Robinson". Screen Daily. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
- "The Leviathan Gearing Up to Take a Bite Out of Hollywood". DC. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- "'The Leviathan' Teaser Shows Potential Sci-Fi Epic!". Bloody Disgusting. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
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