Robin is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features, Inc. and Unleashed Productions, Inc. Robin’s most recent award-winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2015, and has caught the attention of the international tech industry and of policy makers in Washington, DC and abroad. Robin is currently directing and producing Bias, a documentary about unconscious bias and how it affects the ways we hire, promote and fund. Previously, Robin co-directed and produced the documentary feature, Running for Jim, which won 14 awards at 20 film festivals.
She has spoken about the importance of increased diversity in computer programming and on behalf of women’s rights at Watermark, Conference for Women, Mobile World Congress, SXSW Interactive, AT&T Foundry FutureCast, Dell Women Entrepreneur Network and Women 2.0. As Director of CODE, Robin has been featured in national publications: USA Today, Wired, Forbes, Fortune, The New Yorker, just to name a few. Robin is recipient of the 2016 National Political Women’s Caucus President’s Award.
Q1 – What made you decide to move into filmmaking? And at what point did you know you wanted to make social impact movies?
Q2 - Of course, I met you when you were touring Running for Jim – a terrific movie that did very well on the festival circuit. Was that your first movie, and tell us how that movie came to be?
Q3 - What were some of the key things you learned on your first project that you knew you would do differently on the next one? And maybe something you learned with be repeated, or similar elements you would continue with in next film.
Q4 - At what point, and was it during the Running for Jim process, did you come up with the idea for Code? And share the goals for the project and what it has meant for you and the community you were trying to impact.
Where can audiences find Code…and Running for Jim?
Q5 – Tell us about your next project? Bias? Almost sounds like a sister project to Code?
“I hope to inspire change in how women and girls see themselves in the industry,” Reynolds told the audience, “I hope to inspire change in startup culture so they become more welcoming and inviting to women.” it can be and make amazing things, we have to bring everybody into this.” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tribeca-2015-code-debugging-gender-790255
This is a very exciting time for social impact cinema, as a low barrier to entry combines with an increase in public interest for Cause Cinema.