Robert Klenner

Robert Klenner

Lecturer - Directing Performance

Robert Klenner completed an MA in Performance at the State Academy of Theatrical Arts in Kraków, Poland, and a Post-Graduate Directing Diploma at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

In 1986 Robert joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where he directed non-fiction programs and drama series. A freelance director since 1996, he has worked for production companies in Australia, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Russia.

Robert's short film Sparks won the Australian Film Institute Best Short Film, the Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival and Prix Recherché at Clermont-Ferrand, and Search for Treasure Island, a children's drama series he co-directed, won the Grand Prix at the International Festival of TV Programs for Children in Moscow.

Education

2008 - Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching (Higher Education); Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

1986 - Post-Graduate Directing Diploma; National Institute of Dramatic Art; Sydney; Australia

1979 - Master of Arts (Performance); National Academy of Theatrical Arts; Kraków; Poland

Professional History

2012: Lecturer in Directing, AFTRS, Sydney

2007 - 2012: Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Production; Cambridge School of Art; Cambridge, UK

1995 - 2007: Freelance Director and Directing Consultant; Australia, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Russia

1986 - 1995: Producer/Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney

Professional Association

Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, Fellow

Australian Directors Guild, member

Awards

Search for Treasure Island

Grand Prix International Festival of TV Programs for Children, Moscow, 1999

Return to Jupiter

Australian Film Institute nomination Best Children's Television Drama, 1996

Sparks

Australian Film Institute Best Short Film 1990

The Chicago International Film Festival Gold Plaque Award 1990

Clermont - Ferrand Film Festival Prix Recherché 1991

Filmography

Первая любовь (First Love); 2011; Sony Pictures Television International; Russia; Directing Consultant

Запретная любовь (Forbidden Love); 2006 - 2007; Fremantle Russia; Russia; Supervising Director

Матерей, дочерей (Mothers, Daughters), 2007; Sony Pictures Television International; Russia; Directing Consultant

Запретная любовь (Forbidden Love); 2006 - 2007; Fremantle Russia; Russia; Supervising Director

The Movie Show; 2004 - 2006; Special Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, Field Producer

Medzi nami (Between Us); 2005; FremantleMedia/Maya; Slovakia; Creative Producer

Wspólna Street; 2002 - 2003; FremantleMedia Polska; Poland; Supervising Director

Love Bytes; 2003; Shine UK / Fox World Australia; Director

Young Lions; 2002; Quicksilver Productions; Director

McLeod's Daughters; 2001 - 2002; Millennium Pictures; Director

Fat Cow Motel; 2001 - 2002; Hoodlum Entertainment; Lead Director

Water Rats; 2000 - 2001; Quicksilver Productions; Director

Above the Law; 1999 - 2000; McElroy Television; Director

All Saints; 1998 - 1999; Channel Seven; Director

Blue Heelers; 1998; West St Productions Southern Star; Director

Search for Treasure Island; 1998; Grundy Television; Director

State Coroner; 1997 - 1998; Crawford Productions; Lead Director

Return to Jupiter; 1996; Film Australia / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / NHK; Lead Director

Cross Turning Over; 1995; Jan Chapman Productions / Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Director

Corelli; 1995; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Director

Janus; 1994; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Director

The Damnation of Harvey McHugh; 1995; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Director

GP; 1991 - 1995; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Director

Acknowledgement

The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.