If you see Rob Alan Underhill today, ( and you may if you live in Raleigh, North Carolina) remember to wish him a Happy Birthday. Born on this day, March 1, 1975, producer, film and TV director, writer, editor Rob Underhill originally called Lansing/Williamsport, Michigan home. He has since moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where he attended North Carolina State University.
Rob’s films have competed at over 200 film festivals worldwide, including ST. LOUIS (Academy Award-qualifying), OAXACA (Mexico), SUNSCREEN (Academy-sponsored) and CANNES (France), has received over 80 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and have scored rave reviews from top film critics like Mark Bell of FILM THREAT and Anne Brodie of CRITICIZE THIS!
Featured on the National Public Radio shows, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio and THE STORY with Dick Gordon, Rob’s work is regularly subject in newspapers, radio, TV-news and more.
Carolina STYLE Magazine recognized Rob as one of 25 “Most Stylish People” influencing positive change in the Carolinas. He’s a RAWards Indie Art Award recipient for Best Regional Filmmaker.
He’s the featured Speaker at the 2015 graduation commencement for the Dept. of English at NC State University. His work has aired on ASPiRE & other national US & European TV outlets.
Known for Wolf Call (2010), DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (2012), and The Carrington Event (2013), among other titles, Rob is 42 today.