Director: Robin Cloud
2020 | USA | 15m | English
As a Black, queer, masculine-of-center artist, Syd deals with daily slights from ignorant co-workers, an oblivious boss, and a killer workload.
Starring: Gabrielle Maiden, Naomi Mack, Karissa Lee Staples, Mike Caravella, Lisa Goodman, Andrew Joseph Perez, Veralyn Jones, Sydnee Washington, Ayesha Harris
Playing in shorts program: Stand Up, Be Heard
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Robin Cloud is a Los Angeles based comedian, writer, and director. Her first narrative short, Out Again, was executive produced by Refinery29 as part of their Shatterbox Anthology and premiered in March of 2017 and received over 2 million views. Also, Out Again received rave reviews and has screened at over 45 film festivals and counting. Her docuseries, Passing: A Family in Black & White, executive produced by Topic/First Look Media, premiered in July of 2019.
Cloud is a 2017 Kickstarter Creative Fellow, a graduate of Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad mentee program, and was recently accepted into the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women class of 2020. Her short 2 Dollars will premiere in the Spring of 2020.
Robin has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Diva Magazine, GO magazine’s “Top 100 Women We Love,” Noire Magazine, and Time Out New York’s “Quote of the Week.” She graduated cum laude from Howard University’s School of Communications where she studied film under Haile Gerima. In addition, she has studied cinematography at the School of Visual Arts. Her production company, Cloud Creative Media, was launched in March of 2016 and focuses on creating independent narrative and documentary films and series.