Robbie Robertson is a playwright, screenwriter, and graduate of UCLA’s professional screenwriting program.

His first short film as writer/director, WHISTLER’S MOTHER (a dark fable based on the iconic painting), was produced in 2019 and enjoyed an active festival run. Robertson also wrote, directed, and produced his latest short film, COMMON AS RED HAIR, concerning the body autonomy rights of intersex children in 2023. The script was a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, where it received a live read and the Page Turner Awards in the UK. After a successful crowdsourcing campaign, Robertson produced and directed COMMON AS RED HAIR. In 2023-24, the film went on to international acclaim with screenings and awards at the Big SYN International Festival in London, the Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, the Durham Region International Film Festival in Ontario, the ILGA Europe Conference in Slovenia, the US Embassy in New Zealand, the Festival of the Moving Image in NYC, and the Colombia Embassy in Washington, DC.