Robyn's first feature documentary, Finding Mercy, was about her search for a missing friend in her homeland of Zimbabwe. It was a search she had already begun, and decided to film once she realised how much it was symptomatic of the Mugabe regime. Finding Mercy premiered at IDFA in 2012. It was awarded Best Emerging Filmmaker and Best Cinematography at DocEdge 2013, and was a finalist for Best Documentary and Best Documentary Director at the New Zealand Film Awards later that year. The film lead to Robyn's appearance as a speaker at TEDx Auckland 2013.
Recently she released her second feature documentary, In The Zone, about a Chicago man working to break cycles of inequality for minority teens. Initially a television release, the film is now available to view
in New Zealand at TVNZ OnDemand, on iTunes in the USA.
In 2018, Robyn completed her first narrative short film, Run Rabbit, which premiered in "New Zealand's Best" programme at the New Zealand International Film Festival, followed by screenings at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Cannes: Antipodes, New Filmmakers LA, and others.
She has worked across a diverse range of genres - specialising in factual television. She has background in comedy writing, particularly political satire for television. Her work as a television director and/or producer includes prime-time series such as Grand Designs - New Zealand, and popular international show Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty - but also grassroots community series such as disability-focussed Attitude, for which she is currently Series Producer. She is also concurrently Series Producing new prime-time series Down for Love.
Robyn's first job in the screen industry was as a presenter and director on New Zealand's long-running LGBTQI+ lifestyle series, Queer Nation. She enjoys creating digital content, and directed the pilot season of feminist podcast-turned-series On The Rag for The Spinoff in 2019.
As a writer, she has published two non-fiction titles with Longacre Press & Random House;
Tips from Your Nana and sequel Tips from Your Grandad.
Whatever the project, Robyn is passionate about stories with heart which engage and challenge their audience.
She is committed to promoting diversity, respect, partnership and equity both on and off the screen.