ROB UNDERHILL is a film & media director, producer, cinematographer, editor, writer. His feature films & more than 50 short-films have received over 100 awards, showcased at over 200 screening engagements worldwide, including CANNES & Academy-qualifying film festivals like ST. LOUIS & SEATTLE. Rob’s work has received rave reviews from top film critics, earned endorsements from major public figures like UN Ambassador Andrew Young & former NC Governor Beverly Perdue, & has been featured on the NPR programs, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio & THE STORY with Dick Gordon. Rob earned a BA in English from NCSU & was honored to accept the invitation to serve as featured speaker at the 2015 NCSU English department graduation commencement. His work has aired on the ASPiRE network, ShortsHD, & other national & international broadcast outlets. Carolina STYLE Magazine recognized Rob as one of 25 "Most Stylish People" influencing positive change in the Carolinas. He is a RAWards Indie Art Award recipient for Best Regional Filmmaker. More at www.RobUnderhill.com & follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RobUnderhillProductions.
BEST DOCUMENTARY & AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
Tapestry: Spiritual Music of Mill Villages
Christian Film Festival
Newport News, Virginia
2021
Winner BEST ACTOR ENSEMBLE
Karma's Shadow
Real to Reel International Film Festival
King's Mountain, North Carolina
2021
BEST DRAMA & CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION
Karma's Shadow
Foothills Film Festival
Shelby, North Carolina
2021
INDIE SPIRIT AWARD
Fever Dreams Movie
Hollywood South Film Festival
Roswell, Georgia
2020
BEST HORROR FILM
Fever Dreams Movie
Freedom Festival International
Columbia, South Carolina
2020
BEST DRAMA
Fever Dreams Movie
Longleaf Film Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
2020
Nominated BEST SHORT FILM
Legerdemain
Stranger Days Independent Film Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
2020
OPENING SELECTION
Aghast
*Academy Award-Qualifying* 23rd Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series
Brooklyn, New York
2020
BEST FEATURE FILM 2nd Place
Fever Dreams Movie
25th Twin Rivers Media Festival
Asheville, North Carolina
2019
BEST TV PILOT
Fever Dreams Movie
5th Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, North Carolina
2019
BEST DRAMA
Legerdemain
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2019
FINALIST
Sunday Fun Day
San Mauro Film Festival
San Mauro Torinese
2018
BEST ACTOR Bill Frost
Legerdemain
Asheville Film Festival
Winterville
2017
SEMI-FINALIST
Legerdemain
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, California
2017
FINALIST
Sunday Fun Day
Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
Hollywood
2017
BEST SHORT FILM
Sunday Fun Day
Black International Cinema Berlin
Berlin
2017
BEST ACTION SHORT FILM
Karma's Shadow
Madhouse Movies Film Festival
2017
BEST SHORT FILM
Karma's Shadow
AM Egypt Film Festival
Cairo
2017
BEST ACTION SHORT FILM
Karma's Shadow
The Best Film Fest
2017
BEST ACTOR, TIMMY RICHARDSON
No Child
Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, North Carolina
2017
BEST DIRECTOR
No Child
Freedom Film Festival
2017
BEST FEATURE FILM
No Child
Hope Film Awards
2017
BEST FILM & BEST DIRECTOR
Karma's Shadow
13th Tupelo Film Festival
Tupelo, Mississippi
2016
Nominated BEST SHORT
A Short Trip
15th Cape Fear Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
2016
Finalist for BEST FILM
No Child
North Carolina Film Awards
Raleigh, North Carolina
2016
Nominated BEST SHORT FILM
No Child
The Short Film Awards
New York
2016
BEST NARRATIVE FILM
No Child
Florida Movie Festival
Casselberry, Florida
2016
BEST FILM & BEST ACTOR
No Child
South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
North Charleston, South Carolina
2016
BEST MID-LENGTH FILM
No Child
Raleigh Film Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
2016
BEST SHORT FILM
No Child
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
2016
BEST FILM
No Child
31st Black International Cinema, Berlin
Berlin
2016
Wins BEST SHORT FILM from the Vault SOFIE Award
This Was My Son
The Short Film Awards
New York, New York
2016
BEST EDITING
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Silver Dollar Film Festival
2016
BEST ACTOR
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
The Best Film Fest
United States
2016
BEST DIRECTION
The Carrington Event
The Best Film Fest
United States
2016
BEST PRODUCTION
Bragg N East
The Best Film Fest
2016
BEST DRAMA
A Short Trip
Carrboro Film Festival
2015
BEST OVERALL FILM Runner-up
No Child
12th Lancaster International Short Film Festival
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2015
Wins BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM & BEST ACTOR; Nominated for *6 other Awards*: Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Narrative, Best Drama, Best Overall Film, Artlightenment Film
This Was My Son
6th Artlightenment Art and Film Festival
Nashville, Tennessee
2015
2nd BEST SHORT FILM
This Was My Son
Florida Movie Festival
Casselberry, Florida
2015
BEST DIRECTOR
The Cameraman
18th Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Starkville, Mississippi
2015
HONORARY MENTION
The Agent
Short. Sweet. Film Fest
Cleveland, Ohio
2015
BEST DIRECTOR
The Agent
18th Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Starkville, Mississippi
2015
BEST DIRECTOR & BEST ACTOR
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Smoky Mountain Film Festival
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2015
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY & BEST EDITING
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
10th Freedom Film Festival
Online
2015
BEST ACTOR & Nominations for The Rhythm of Life Award, Best Feature Screenplay, Best Director, Best Feature Film
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Reel Rose Awards
Miami, Florida
2015
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
5th John Paul II Inter-Faith Film Festival
Miami, Florida
2015
TRYON MORRIS AWARD & OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Tyron International Film Festival
Tyron, North Carolina
2015
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Portland Rising Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
2015
BEST DOCUMENTARY
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Down East Flick Fest
Greenville, North Carolina
2015
BEST FEATURE
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
8th Rendezvous Festival
Fernandina Beach, Florida
2015
Nominated BEST FEATURE
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Florida Movie Festival
Casselberry, Florida
2015
Indie Gold for BEST DRAMA & OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest
Eureka Springs, Arizona
2015
DIRECTOR'S AWARD
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
North Carolina Film Awards
Raleigh, North Carolina
2015
BEST EFFECTS
The Carrington Event
On the Reel Film Festival
Douglasville, Georgia
2015
CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION
The Carrington Event
18th Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Starkville, Mississippi
2015
BEST DIRECTOR & BEST ACTRESS, Regina McKenzie
The Carrington Event
Boston Independent Film Festival
Boston, Massachusetts
2015
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Running in Place
14th Great Lakes International Film Festival
Erie, Pennsylvania
2015
HONORARY MENTION
The Wheeler Parker Story
Short. Sweet. Film Fest
Cleveland, Ohio
2015
Nominated BEST SHORT FICTION
Bragg N East
7th Jaipur International Film Festival
Jaipur, India
2015
HONORABLE MENTION
Bragg N East
Longleaf Film Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
2015
BEST COSTUMES
Bragg N East
On the Reel Film Festival
Douglasville, Georgia
2015
CAROLINA REGIONAL AWARD
Bragg N East
FAM Fest
Rock Hill, South Carolina
2015
Winner BEST FAMILY/FAITH FILM & Nominated BEST SHORT
Bragg N East
15th Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
2015
BEST FILM
Bragg N East
30th Black International Cinema, Berlin
Berlin, Germany
2015
BEST ACTOR
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
On the Reel Film Festival
Douglasville, Georgia
2015
Finalist BEST SHORT FILM
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
8th Africa World Documentary Film Festival
Saint Louis, Missouri
2015
BEST FEATURE, 2nd Place
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
6th Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2014
BEST FEATURE FILM
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
9th Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Atlanta, Geogia
2014
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
38th Newark Black Film Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2014
BEST ALTERNATIVE FEATURE
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
12th Garden State Film Festival
Sea Girt, New Jersey
2014
OPENING SELECTION
Still Life
RAW: Panorama
Raleigh, NC
2014
OPENING SELECTION
I Won't Fall Down
RAW: Panorama
Raleigh, North Carolina
2014
Nominated BEST SCORE
His Last Supper
Short of the Month - November Festival
India
2014
Nominated BEST DIRECTOR
Entertainer
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2014
OPENING SELECTION
Entertainer
The Great Fantastic Movie Night w/LSD
Raleigh, North Carolina
2014
Nominated BEST DIRECTOR
The Cameraman
Gwinnett Center Int’l Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2014
Nominated BEST DIRECTOR
The Agent
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, GA
2014
BEST FEATURE, 2nd Place
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
6th Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2014
BEST FEATURE FILM
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
9th Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
2014
BEST FEATURE
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
2014
Nominated for BEST FEATURE
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
7th Texas Black Film Festival
Dallas, Texas
2014
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
38th Newark Black Film Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2014
BEST ALTERNATIVE FEATURE
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
12th Garden State Film Festival
Sea Girt, New Jersey
2014
Nominated BEST HORROR/SCI-FI
The Carrington Event
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
Carmarthenshire, Whales, United Kingdom
2014
Invited - Not in Competition
Running in Place
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2014
OPENING SELECTION
Running in Place
RAW: Panorama
Raleigh, North Carolina
2014
BEST MUSIC VIDEO, 3rd Place
Running in Place
6th Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2014
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Running in Place
7th Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2014
Nominated BEST DRAMA
The Wheeler Parker Story
Snake Alley Festival of Film
Burlington, Iowa
2014
Nominated BEST DIRECTOR
Bragg N East
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2014
Nominated BEST COSTUMES
Bragg N East
12th Wild Rose Independent Film Festival
Des Moines, Iowa
2014
HONORARY MENTION
Bragg N East
21st Twin Rivers Multimedia Festival
Asheville, North Carolina
2014
Nominated BEST SOUND & BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bragg N East
Gideon Film Festival
Orlando, Florida
2014
OPENING SELECTION
Bragg N East
9th New Bern Film Festival
New Bern, North Carolina
2014
BEST SHORT FILM 2nd Place
Bragg N East
6th Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2014
BEST NARRATIVE FILM
Bragg N East
North Carolina Family Film Festival
Winton, North Carolina
2014
HONORARY MENTION
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
Sirius Film Festival
United Kingdom
2014
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
6th Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2014
BEST ACTOR
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
Gwinnett Center Int’l Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2014
Nominated BEST DRAMA
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
Snake Alley Festival of Film
Burlington, Iowa
2014
*BEST DRAMA*
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
14th Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
2014
AWARD for ORIGINALITY
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
Julien Dubuque International Film Fest
Dubuque, Iowa
2013
BEST ACTOR & Nominated for BEST FILM, DIRECTOR & SCREENPLAY
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2013
BEST ACTOR
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
8th Harlem International Film Festival
New York, New York
2013
MADA AWARD
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
8th COMMFFEST
Toronto, Canada
2013
BEST FEATURE Runner-Up
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
Brantford Film Festival
Brantford, ON, Canada
2013
BEST FEATURE, BEST ACTOR, AUDIENCE CHOICE & OPENING SECLECTION
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
Phenom Film Fest
Shreveport, Louisiana
2013
GRAND PRIX, BEST DIRECTOR, & BEST ACTOR
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival
Lima, Ohio
2013
Nominated for BEST SCREENPLAY
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
8th Beloit International Film Festival
Beloit, Wisconsin
2013
Nominated for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Hot Media International Film Festival
Jeffersonton, Virginia
2013
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Jaxon Film Festival
Jackson, Michigan
2013
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
North Carolina Family Film Festival
Winton, North Carolina
2013
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
YES Film Festival
Columbus, Indiana
2013
AWARD for ORIGINALITY
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Julien Dubuque International Film Fest
Dubuque, Iowa
2013
BEST ACTOR & Nominated for BEST FILM, DIRECTOR & SCREENPLAY
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2013
BEST ACTOR
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
8th Harlem International Film Festival
New York, New York
2013
MADA AWARD
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
8th COMMFFEST
Toronto, Canada
2013
BEST FEATURE Runner-Up
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Brantford Film Festival
Brantford, ON, Canada
2013
BEST FEATURE, BEST ACTOR, AUDIENCE CHOICE & OPENING SECLECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Phenom Film Fest
Shreveport, Louisiana
2013
GRAND PRIX, BEST DIRECTOR, & BEST ACTOR
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival
Lima, Ohio
2013
Nominated BEST FILM
The Carrington Event
TrindieFest, Inc.
Trinidad, Colorado
2013
Nominated BEST FILM & BEST ACTOR, Rusty Martin Sr
The Carrington Event
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2013
BEST FAMILY DRAMA
The Carrington Event
Third World Indie Film Festival
San Jose, California
2013
BEST DRAMA
The Carrington Event
13th Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
2013
BEST ACTOR
Wolf Call
Beaufort International Film Festival
Tallahassee, South Carolina
2013
JUDGES CHOICE AWARD
Wolf Call
Fallbrook International Film Festival
Fallbrook, California
2013
BEST IN SHOW
Wolf Call
On the Reel Film Festival
City of Douglasville, Georgia
2013
*AUDIENCE CHOICE* & *BEST Socially-Conscious SHORT FILM*
MONEY 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
12th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
2013
JUDGE'S AWARD for CREATIVE VISION
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
9th Secret City Film Festival
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
2012
BEST EDITING & BEST ACTOR
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
13th Real to Reel Film Fest
Shelby, North Carolina
2012
BEST FEATURE 3rd Place
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
9th Tupelo Film Festival
Tupelo, Mississippi
2012
BEST OVERALL DRAMA
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
7th New Bern Independent Film Festival
New Bern, North Carolina
2012
BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR, & OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
11th North Carolina Black Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
2012
BEST FEATURE FILM
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
14th San Francisco Black Film Festival
San Francisco, California
2012
BEST FILM
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
27th Black International Cinema Berlin
Berlin, Germany
2012
BEST FEATURE
“Dar He” El linche de Emmett Till
12th Hollywood Black Film Festival
Hollywood, California
2012
BEST COMEDY
Entertainer
7th New Bern Independent Film Festival
New Bern, North Carolina
2012
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Underexposed Film Festival
Rock Hill, South Carolina
2012
JUDGE'S AWARD for CREATIVE VISION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
9th Secret City Film Festival
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
2012
BEST EDITING & BEST ACTOR
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
13th Real to Reel Film Fest
Shelby, North Carolina
2012
BEST FEATURE 3rd Place
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
9th Tupelo Film Festival
Tupelo, Mississippi
2012
BEST OVERALL DRAMA
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
7th New Bern Independent Film Festival
New Bern, North Carolina
2012
BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR, & OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
11th North Carolina Black Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
2012
BEST FEATURE FILM
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
14th San Francisco Black Film Festival
San Francisco, California
2012
BEST FILM
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
27th Black International Cinema Berlin
Berlin, Germany
2012
BEST FEATURE
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
12th Hollywood Black Film Festival
Hollywood, California
2012
BEST SHORT FILM 3rd Place
Wolf Call
11th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
Norcross, Georgia
2012
BEST ACTOR
Wolf Call
NW Ohio Independent Film Festival
Lima, Ohio
2012
BEST ACTOR
Wolf Call
Offshoot Film Festival
Lowell, Arizona
2012
BEST INT'L SHORT FILM-Runner Up
Wolf Call
Clare Valley Film Festival
Blyth, SA, Australia
2012
BEST SHORT FILM
Wolf Call
Appalachian Film Festival
Huntington, West Virginia
2012
BEST FILM
Wolf Call
Light Factory's Filmmakers' Showcase
Charlotte, North Carolina
2012
BEST OF THE FEST
Wolf Call
Short. Sweet. Film Fest
Mentor, Ohio
2012
BEST SHORT FILM
Wolf Call
Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
2012
BEST HISTORICAL SHORT FILM
Wolf Call
Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2012
BEST OF THE FEST
Wolf Call
Lancaster Area Film Festival
Lititz, Pennsylvania
2012
BEST OF THE FEST, BEST STORY & BEST DRAMA
Wolf Call
Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
Kingsport, Tennessee
2012
BEST SHORT FILM
Wolf Call
Gasparilla International Film Festival
Tampa, Florida
2012
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Entertainer
18th Twin Rivers Media Festival
Asheville, North Carolina
2011
AUDIENCE CHOICE
Wolf Call
Twin Rivers Media Festival
Asheville, North Carolina
2011
BEST WRITTEN FILM
Wolf Call
Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Starkville, Mississippi
2011
BEST SHORT FILM
Wolf Call
Black International Cinema, Berlin
Berlin, Germany
2011
BEST SHORT SUBJECT
Wolf Call
North Carolina Black Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
2011
BEST SHORT FILM
Wolf Call
Hollywood Black Film Festival
Hollywood, California
2011
BEST LOCAL FILM
Timed Romance
Light Factory Film Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
2010
BEST ACTOR & AUDIENCE CHOICE
Wolf Call
Carrboro Film Festival
Carrboro, North Carolina
2010
BEST SHORT 2nd Place
Timed Romance
Ava Gardner Film Festival
Smithfield, North Carolina
2009
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Tapestry: Spiritual Music of Mill Villages
Raleigh Film & Art Festival
Raleigh, North Carolina
BEST FAMILY PROGRAMMING
No Child
Best Film Festival
Birth Date
March 1
Nickname
Rob
Birth City
Lansing, MI
Current City
Raleigh, NC
Hometown
Williamston, MI
Height
6' 2"
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Pisces