Agent: Edward Hughes
Robbie Fraser is an award-winning producer, director and writer, working in scripted and unscripted film and TV.
Robbie’s most recent broadcast documentary work includes PICTURES FROM IRAQ (2022), PICTURES FROM THE BALKANS (2022) and PICTURES FROM AFGHANISTAN (2020), all by Dulcimer Films for BBC and Screen Scotland, with international sales representation by Terranoa.
In 2021 he adapted the screenplay for and produced the single half hour COVID drama ALONE IN VENICE based on the writings of Colm Tóibín and starring Denis O’Hare (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB). Produced in Venice under lockdown, the film was directed by Lars Blumers for Dulcimer Films, Terminal, FassB Film and 42.
Trained at Columbia University Film School in New York, Robbie is a versatile and experienced filmmaker. Always up for an adventure, he’s shot docs in Mali, Iraq and Afghanistan (all overseen by the BBC’s High Risk team), and organised expedition shoots for young adults in some of the toughest mountain environments in Scotland, the Cuillin Ridge and An Teallach.
He’s at home working with internationally renowned DOPs such as double Emmy winner Keith Partridge, but also enjoys self-shooting, to cinema standard, especially in difficult places.
He is a Eurodoc graduate, and works regularly to develop projects with other directors and co-producers.
His first novel won the Scottish Book Trust’s Next Chapter Award in 2016.
FINAL ASCENT. 2019. Producer / Director. Magic B Films for BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland, UK cinema release by Cosmic Cat. Feature doc about the mountaineer Hamish MacInnes. Winner Best Screenplay, Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2020. Winner, Jury Award, Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea, 2020.
HAMISH. 2016. Director. Bees Nees Media for BBC ALBA and Screen. Scotland. UK cinema release by Cosmic Cat. Feature doc about poet and academic Hamish Henderson. Premiered Glasgow Film Festival 2016.
FAMILY GOLDMINE. 2014. Producer / Director. Pure Magic Films for BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland, co-produced with Petit Dragon (Paris). UK cinema release by Cosmic Cat. Premiered Glasgow Film Festival 2014 and CPH:Dox 2014.
THE BRIDGE RISING. 2011. Director. Media Co-op for BBC ALBA and Creative Scotland. Feature doc about the rebellion against tolls on the Skye Bridge. Premiered Glasgow Film Festival 2011.
GAMERZ. 2006. Writer / Director. Pure Magic Films for STV and Scottish Screen. Coming-of-age comedy set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons geeks. Premiered World Science Fiction Convention 2008 and released in UK cinemas by Guerilla Films. Nominated for the Méliès d’Argent European Fantasy Film Prize 2007. Played at film festivals worldwide including Fantasporto, Lund and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
Robbie has produced and directed many hours encompassing documentary – including the PICTURES FROM series, TORMOD (2009 winner of the Celtic Media Festival Jury Award 2010); drama (ELVIS, 2008, nominated Best TV Drama BAFTA Scotland 2009) and comedy.
Full list on request.