ROBYN PATERSON is an experienced television producer, director, and writer, with a wide range of credits. In 2008, she wrote and produced a successful second series of The Simon Eliot Show, a ground-breaking children’s show for TV3, which allows an animated character to interact in real time with contestants on web links. She has worked with a diverse range of genres, from factual series & documentary, to political satire & children’s programming.
In 2005-07, Robyn was an in-house writer and script editor on popular TVNZ satire series, Facelift (The Gibson Group), and has worked extensively for The Gibson Group on comedy & development projects.
Robyn’s directing career began with long running lifestyle/magazine series, Queer Nation (TV2), and has included factual series for Red Flame Media, Crème TV, and Livingstone Productions - as well as her independent works.
Robyn started independent film company Walking On Air Productions in 2004, stepping into the international market with debut short film, Straight Hike for the Butch Dyke. She wrote & directed the comedy, which has screened at over twenty film festivals worldwide, and won four coveted Best Short Film awards. It was quickly picked up for international distribution and is currently screening on MTV Networks’ Logo television channel (USA). In 2005 Robyn wrote & directed Walking On Air’s first documentary; Preacher’s Kids (TVNZ) – one of ten projects chosen for funding as part of a coveted Innovation series. The following year saw the launch of new-media short film, Disposable, written and co-directed with UK filmmaker, Jo Gell (AudioROM, London). Disposable is still screening in the USA and Canada, where it recently won a juried award for Best Innovative Short in Seattle. This film has also been signed for international distribution.