WRITER // DIRECTOR
Robin Cloud is an award-winning writer and director working in television and film. As a member of the 2020 Class of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women, Robin wrote and directed the short film 2 Dollars that premiered at the BFI Flare Film Festival in London. During its festival run, 2 Dollars earned several audience and best of the festival awards.
Her first narrative short, Out Again, was executive produced by Refinery29 as part of their Shatterbox Anthology and premiered in March of 2017. Out Again has screened at film festivals throughout the world.
Her docu-series, Passing: A Family in Black & White, executive produced by Topic/First Look Media, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. In 2020, Robin wrote and directed This Old House which premiered on Hulu as part of their Bite-Size Halloween Series.
Cloud is a 2021 Alliance for Women Directors Black Directors Advancement Initiative Fellow, a 2017 Kickstarter Creative Fellow, and a graduate of Lena Waithe's Hillman Grad mentee program. Robin has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Diva Magazine, and GO magazine’s “Top 100 Women We Love,”
She graduated cum laude from Howard University's School of Communications where she studied film under Haile Gerima. In addition, she studied cinematography at the School of Visual Arts. Her production company, Cloud Creative Media, was launched in March of 2016 and focuses on creating independent narrative and documentary films and series.
She is represented by Underground Management.
Robin has performed stand up comedy in comedy clubs, colleges, and universities across the country. She is known for her observational humor and strong character work. In addition to stand up, Robin has worked as a live on-air host and personality.
"A Whisper" Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016
When the End Comes, Guernica, 2015
Beauty, Pride and Power in Photos by Lola Flash - New York Times
This Old House featured in the LA Times
Interview with Robin Cloud on BRIC TV
Interview with Noire Magazine.