My name is Robert Abboud. I am a writer, director and actor. Recently, I have started teaching drama for school students, as I have a genuine wish to make a difference in the lives of our young generation.
Art and filmmaking run in my blood, my passion for film began at a young age when I first started acquiring film techniques while watching movies and producing a number of short films. I have established myself in Jordan as one of the young leading forces in creative filmmaking due to the high standard of work I continuously commit to deliver. Having visited a lot of film festivals locally and internationally.
I am currently working as a freelance film director and will keep on directing new fiction films, series, documentaries, commercials, music videos and so on. My ambition as a director is to be able to influence people’s lives through story-telling.
Film Directing (2009-2018) – Team leadership, direction, lighting and composition.
Directed numerous short films, commercials, music videos and documentaries, managing a whole team of actors, extras, dancers, production, lighting, camera, art department make up, wardrobe, sound, music composition, SFX, VFX, Editors…etc
Acting and performing (2011-2018)
Acted as a main character and a secondary character in TV series, commercials and a few short films.
Teaching – Instructing (2014-2018)
Instructed several courses for children and teenagers in filmmaking and acting. Currently teaching drama at the ASG School – Jordan.
In February 2014, I released a short one-take film called “A Cold Morning In November”, which got into Cannes Film Festival for the 68th edition 2015. My film won both the jury and audience awards in the Franco Arab Film Festival for best one-take narrative film. I got invited to the Noisy-le-sec film festival in France to represent my prize-winning film. It also got screened in London, Dubai, Syria and Algeria
2016 – Middlesex University UK (Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Digital Film Making)
2014 – SAE Institute – Amman, Jordan (Professional Diploma in Digital Film Making)
2013 – National University of Ireland, Galway ( Obtained Scholarship – Huston School of Film & Media in Cinema Human Rights & Advocacy
2012-2013 – New York Film Academy – Hollywood, LA, USA (Acting Course)
2011 – Amman Baptist School – Amman, Jordan (High School Certificate)