TV / Documentary
Contributions as crew / self
The Men Who Made Hammer
Dir. Sarah Appleton.
Robert was interviewed for this documentary on Hammer Films, to tie in with the release of the late Denis Meikle's final book.
The film premiered at DarkFest 6 on Saturday 25 November 2023
Hammer A.D. 2023
Dir. Benjamin Field.
Robert was interviewed about the history and impact of Hammer Films, as well as providing archival imagery from his own collection for this short documentary that screened before the West End premiere of Hammer Films' Doctor Jekyll on 11 October 2023. It received a general release via Hammer's YouTube channel on 5 November 2023.
The film also includes contributions from Mark Gatiss, Madeline Smith, Caroline Munro, Mike Muncer, Sam Clemens and new Hammer owner John Gore.
View the film on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar6XNk3MR0c
The Found Footage Phenomenon
Dir. Sarah Appleton and Phill Escott.
Caprisar Productions / Fractured Visions.
Robert recorded an interview with filmmaker Aislinn Clarke for this documentary at the QFT, Belfast. Robert fielded questions and acted as cinematographer for the section, while Ben Simpson handled sound.
The documentary was acquired and released by Shudder in 2022.
Horizon: What's The Matter With Tony Slattery
Dir. Clare Richards
BBC Two. 21 May 2020
Robert is featured in the documentary, interviewing Tony Slattery on stage at a CinePunked event in Belfast, as well as preparing and promoting The Comedy of Madness show with co-creator Robert Ross, and guest Slattery. The shows featured in the film have been released in audio form as podcasts via CinePunked.
Tales of Cinema: Irish Cinema
Al Araby TV
2 July 2018
As CinePunked, Robert was interviewed alongside colleague Dr Rachael Kelly, discussing issues surrounding Irish cinema, the local film industry and identity.
Assorted episodes: 2015-2018
The Arts Show.
BBC Northern Ireland.
Hammer Films YouTube introductions
Hammer Films / YouTube.
Robert wrote, presented and self-shot a series of filmed introductions for a series of crime dramas from Hammer Films to accompany the release of each film on Hammer's official YouTube channel. Among the titles featured were Dick Barton: Special Agent, River Patrol, Cloudburst, Stolen Face, and Murder By Proxy.
With the series unavailable on the channel by 2022, Robert has reposted several of the videos on his own YouTube channel here.
Hammer Horror: A Fan's Guide
Robert was one of the contributors to this DVD documentary about the classic Hammer horror films. Robert features throughout the hour-long documentary.
A short extract featuring Robert talking about Dracula can be played here.
Film Fever: The Horror! The Horror!
Robert was interviewed about his interest in Hammer Films, and participating in fandom. He was filmed in Black Park alongside his friend Robert Lane, a Theatre Designer from Dublin. Also featured in the documentary is Wayne Kinsey.
To watch the short documentary, click the image.