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Robert Hensley-King

Robert Hensley-King


Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company
2014 - 2015 Writer and Director
Film (Feature)
Life: Take Two
Robert Hensley-King
Quoniam Media
2011 Writer and Director
Film (Short)
The Object of Affection
Quoniam Media


About me

A native of the UK, Robert is a broadcaster, filmmaker and film historian.

Robert’s broadcasting experience includes producing and presenting radio programs, researching and writing features for radio, and appearing as an expert guest on radio and TV. His expertise includes film, popular culture, theology and the intersections between religion and culture (with special expertise in Roman Catholicism). Robert’s broadcast awards include a Sony Gold and a New York Festivals World Gold Medal.

As a filmmaker, Robert has written and directed a number of short films. He sees film as a collaborative endeavour and is experienced at directing projects on a limited budget. Robert has also participated as a judge and as a panelist at film festivals in the UK.
As a film historian, Robert has an MA in the History of Film and Visual Media from Birkbeck, University of London. His dissertation: “From the Streets to the Silver Screen: How Storytelling in Early Narrative Cinema Reflected the Development of Irish-American Identities in New York City” was supervised by Prof. Ian Christie.

Robert is pursuing a PhD that explores the evolution of the antihero as a character in the films of the New Hollywood period at Ghent University, Belgium. Prof. Daniel Biltereyst supervises the project, and Prof. Ian Christie is an external advisor.

Robert is a researcher at the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies at Ghent University. His research interests include: identities and film, heroism and anti- heroism in film, gender and angst in film, film history, the cultural significance of film, the use of religious imagery in film, and early narrative cinema.

Robert has published a number of popular articles on the intersections of film, popular culture and diverse aspects of society. He has also been invited to give papers on this topic.


Primary Job Category Producer/Director
Secondary Job Category Editor (Final Cut Pro)
Years in industry 1 to 3 years
Job Category Cinematographer, Director, Director (Self Shooting), Editor (Final Cut Pro), Writer, Writer / Director
Experienced in Arts, Biography, Comedy, Commercials, Documentary, Film (Feature), Film (LB), Film (Short), Magazine, News & Current Affairs, Television
DBS checked No
Languages Spoken English, Spanish