Director Jack Henry Robbins has signed with Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.-based full-service creative production company Where The Buffalo Roam (WTBR) for U.S. commercials and branded content.
“Jack is a really engaged and talented writer/director, on top of being an hilarious and lovely guy,” said Simon Mowbray, creative director at WTBR, in a statement. “I met him through my husband, who owns a plant shop. He told me about this too-tall, very strange and funny guy he met there who made films. This is LA, so even tall and odd filmmakers aren’t exactly thin on the ground. Anyway, we went to see Jack’s film VHYes, and it was bizarre, strange and touching. It made me laugh a whole lot.”
Robbins, who is the son of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, graduated from film school at USC and has written and directed short films that have appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. He also had a music mockumentary, Ultimate Ultimate, that was picked up by Comedy Central. He worked with Sarandon to write, direct and produce These Stories Streets, a documentary on America’s homelessness crisis. He also directed a feature-length comedy, VHYES, which was sold to Hulu.
More recently, Robbins created and wrote an animated half-hour series, The Movers, that is in development with Fox-owned Bento Box, the creators of Bob’s Burgers. The series would star the voice talent of Sarandon and rapper Fat Joe and Sarandon, Robbins and Danielle Uhlarik are executive producers.
“I take on every project with a sneakiness to make the viewer think,” said Robbins, “with the hope that my films make the world feel a bit more agreeable and a whole lot more fun. I look forward to bringing my experience and worldview in a way that is complementary to the WTBR team.”
[Image courtesy of WTBR/Jana Cruder]