Robbie McKane

Robbie McKane

Director/DPUnited Kingdom
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Robbie McKane

Robbie McKane

Director/DPUnited Kingdom
About me
I am a London-based Director/DOP specialising in the arts. I typically work with artists, musicians or craftspeople who are curious and seeking out the unconventional. Putting an idea on film provides the ideal discipline for whittling that idea down to size. As well as commissions I'm open to collaborations with other artists and relevant causes. So please say hello if you've got a subject you'd like to capture. Recently I have worked with Cultureshock, Sotheby's, British Council, the London Symphony Orchestra, Film Video Umbrella and Gropius Bau.
  • Stronger than the Wave
    Stronger than the WaveA feature documentary focused on the Michinoku Coastal Trail in Tohoku, Japan. Most known for one of the country's deadliest disasters - the 2011 earthquake and tsunami - the Tohoku trail has been re-developed over the last 10 years to encourage outside visitors to venture off the beaten track. The film explores the lengths to which individuals will identify with belonging to a localised landscape steeped in memory.
  • Something is Happening
    Something is HappeningDocumentary short film covering the Hummingbirds & Hamburgers residency, an exploration of digital interface through dance. The film documents an art research residency led by Ellison, in November 2022, at the Bonotto Foundation in Veneto, Italy, home to the Bonotto Collection of Fluxus scores and concrete poetry. Here, the artist collaborated with a team of designers, dancers and musicians and six students from local Art and Dance schools, towards the development of a new score for movement an
  • A Life Less Ordinary - Maria Sole Ferragamo
    A Life Less Ordinary - Maria Sole FerragamoPioneering jewellery designer Maria Sole Ferragamo invites us into SO-LE Studio in Milan to give us an insight into her design process, as well as a look inside her Florence workshops where we see the craftsmanship behind her one-of-a-kind pieces. A Cultureshock Production for Sotheby's Director/Editor: Robbie McKane Producer: Sara Moralioglu Production Coordinator: Robby Khayer Camera Operator: Damiano Petrucci
  • LUX - When Light Began to Breathe
    LUX - When Light Began to BreatheDiscover how artists iart Studio, Es Devlin, Refik Anadol, a’strict, and Julianknxx use tech such as 3D projection mapping, neural networks, quantum computing, open-source VFX software, or algorithmic visualisations to tame light to make beautiful and meaningful art about our climate, our human condition, or what it is to breathe. A Cultureshock Production for SUUM Director/Editor: Robbie McKane Producers: Emilia Eyre, David Field, Patrick Kelly, Daniel Kim, Jiyoon Lee Camera Assistants: Daniel
  • Radical Horizons - The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth
    Radical Horizons - The Art of Burning Man at ChatsworthFollow Burning Man artist Dana Albany as she creates her latest work on site at Chatsworth House. A Cultureshock Production for Sothebys Director/Editor: Robbie McKane Producer: Sara Moralioglu Production Coordinator: Robby Khayer 2nd AC / Drone Operator: Daniel Jenner Runner: Dylan Greaves
  • Connect, BTS | Rituals of Care, Berlin
    Connect, BTS | Rituals of Care, BerlinConnect, BTS is a global project to connect five cities and twenty-two artists. The project is a collaboration between contemporary artists, curators and the pop band BTS, produced for Big Hit Entertainment by Cultureshock. I covered the Berlin exhibition Rituals of Care, directing on location with a small 3 person team, interviewing the artists and working with the Gropius-Bau gallery team to capture highly sensitive performance pieces on film using a C300 mk. ii kit, editing and grading the f
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Work history
    Director, FilmArt Native Studio
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Art Native is a documentary film studio with a focus on arts and culture, founded by London-based director Robbie McKane. Our specialism is portrait documentaries of creative people and places across the world, with regular commissions from Sotheby's, English National Opera, Cultureshock and Visual Aid Inc. We work with artists, musicians and craftspeople who seek the unconventional. The native dwellers of culture and creativity.
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    Director / ProducerCultureshock
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Producing film projects with galleries, auction houses, museums and limited exhibitions.
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  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Photography
  • Premiere Pro
  • Film Editing
  • Creative Concept
  • Creative Direction
  • Documentary Film
  • Camera Operating
  • Writing
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    BA Art, Film and TheatreUniversity of Reading
     - Reading, United Kingdom