|Writer / Director, Robert Child|
• 20+ Years in Television and Film
• 75+ Film and TV Credits on IMDB (view)
• Published Author of Fiction and Nonfiction
• Direct Contact/ Email Me Here
Biography: I grew up in Connecticut in a very small town on the Massachusetts border. I crossed the border and went to college in Massachusetts then moved into my career in television in Boston with WCVB-TV Channel 5. After a stint at the Christian Science Monitor, Monitor Channel I moved on to NYC and a freelance career technical directing everything from Who Wants to Be A Millionaire to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I followed my passion and started producing independent projects in 2000 with my first film, Gettysburg The Boys in Blue and Gray, which is still sold in the PBS Home Video Catalog after two decades.
Over the past 20 years I have won more than 26 writing and directing awards and am one of only a handful of directors whose work has screened in the Congress of the United States. Silent Wings debuted on Capitol Hill on the day of its release in 2007.
I have been honored in my films to work with several Hollywood "name" collaborators. Hal Holbrook narrated Silent Wings, which featured Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney. Civil War theatrical director, Ronald F. Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals) narrated my Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom. Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, The Closer) narrated The Wereth Eleven and actor Dale Dye, Stephen Spielberg's Senior Military Advisor on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers narrated the USS Franklin: Honor Restored, film in 2011.
In 2008 I began writing screenplays and both my first two feature film screenplays HAMILTON and BLOOD BETRAYAL reached the finals in two separate screen writing competitions. "Hamilton" was declared an "Official Finalist" in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest and "Blood Betrayal" reached the semi-finals in the 27th Write Movies International Writing Contest out of thousands of entries. Blood Betrayal has now been adapted to a Kindle novel.
USS Franklin Museum Association President, H. Prentice Baptiste, wrote, "We wish to extend to you, Robert Child, membership as a full fledged crew member of the USS Franklin for your work in setting the record straight of the heroic effort in saving one of the great ships of the U.S. Navy in World War II and your name will be permanently inscribed on the official crew roster."
Thanks for visiting this site and I hope you enjoy both my books and films.