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Robbie Thorpe

Robbie Thorpe

South Africa



Decision Maker 2017


Robbie Thorpe has worked in film and television, firstly as an editor and later as both a producer and a director, for over thirty years. Robbie has produced over two hundred hours of television and ten feature films. Television includes the Emmy nominated comedy series "Sorted" and the award winning drama series "A Place Called Home". Robbie has produced ten feature films including the box office sensation "Material" (winner best film South African Film and Television awards) "Man on Ground" (Official selection Berlin) and most recently "Beyond the River" (set for release in 2017) and "Vaya", officially selected for both the Toronto International Film festival 2016 and Berlin 2017.

In 2012 together with longtime collaborator Akin Omotoso he formed Rififi pictures with the aim of producing quality international product with a focus on African content. Robbie has taught film and television at the Newtown film school, Monash university, the SABC, United Nations International film school and Big Fish digital film school. He was a founder member of the South African Guild of editors (sage) and The Producers Alliance (TPA).