Robert Rippberger, Producer/Director

Robert is a producer/director of documentaries and feature films with an office in Berkeley, California and Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. He is currently working on a slate of documentaries with Jane Goodall, Mariel Hemingway, William H. Draper III and Roberto Mangabeira Unger. He is also developing a number of feature projects for production later this year.

In 2011, Robert co-created and then sold a documentary archive site called ThinkingAloud.com, producing and directing segments in London, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and LA. Clips were picked up by the online version of the NY Times.

Robert also ran and operated a commercial production company with clients such as Spyder Active Sports, Warren Miller, The Jane Goodall Institute, and others. Commercials ran nationally and aired during the 2009 Thanksgiving Parade in New York. In 2005 at age 16, Robert made his first feature film, “The Hoodwink,” that premiered to sellout audiences. The film made its money back the opening night as additional theaters were added to accommodate the crowd.

Robert has studied under directing teacher Judith Weston, at UCLA Film School, and he received a B.A. in philosophy from UC, Berkeley where he was awarded the Eisner Prize. It is the ‘highest award for creativity given on the UC, Berkeley campus.’ Robert is also the 2012 recipient of the Dan Eldon Activist Award.