WRITER // DIRECTOR
Robin Cloud is an award-winning director, writer, and comedian 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, best ensemble, and best of the festival awards.
Her first narrative short, Out Again, was executive produced by Refinery29 as part of their Shatterbox Anthology. Out Again has successfully screened at over 40 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. Passing has gone on to be Topic’s most streamed series to date. In 2021, Robin wrote and directed This Old House which premiered on Hulu as part of their Bite-Size Halloween Series.
Cloud is an Alliance for Women Directors Black Directors Advancement Initiative Fellow, a 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 and holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University's School of Architecture. Her production company, Cloud Creative Media focuses on creating independent narrative and documentary films and series.
She is represented by Halle Mariner at APA.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Robin Cloud Directing Reel
2 Dollars Trailer
"A Whisper" Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016
When the End Comes, Guernica, 2015
Why Disney is betting on spooky short films — sponsored by brands
Meet The Filmmakers of the 2020 AFI Directing Workshop for Women
Inside Her Story with Jackie Reid
Culture Is Not Something You Can Learn - Topic Magazine
Beauty, Pride and Power in Photos by Lola Flash - New York Times
Comedian Robin Cloud Debuts Her First Short Film “Out Again” – AE Exclusive Interview
Shatterbox Director Talks the True Story Behind Her Film Out Again
Refinery29’s ‘Out Again’ Details Challenges of Coming Out
NewFronts: Kristen Stewart, Gabourey Sidibe, America Ferrera Join Refinery29’s New Programming Slate
This Comedian is Crowdfunding for a Short Film About Coming Out
This Old House featured in the LA Times
Interview with Robin Cloud on BRIC TV
Interview with Noire Magazine.