Robert Rooy

Robert Rooy is an independent documentary film producer and director. His most recent feature film, DEEJ, received a 2017 George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy in Graphic Design and Animation.  Rob has worked in more than twenty countries creating media in support of international development, human rights and environmental organizations. His collaboration with Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, led to producing and directing TO OUR CREDIT, a two-part PBS series that aired in 1998.  In addition, he has worked as a first assistant director on more than forty films and television programs, including LONESOME DOVE, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, MINORITY REPORT and THE WEST WING. He holds an MFA degree from Yale School of Drama, a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Calvin University, and a National MediaMaker Fellowship from BAVC Media.