MR Robert Stephenson

MR Robert Stephenson


  • animation (stop-motion,2D,animated installations,kinetic sculptures)



  • Films as writer/director/animator/producer
    2014 -Nightlife- screenings include Australian International Animation Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival (2015). 2011- Paris Lakes s: Screenings include Annecy International Animation Festival , Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (International Competition), Flcikerfest Film Festival. Purchased by SBS.

    Distributed by Flickerfest 2011-15 2004-Lucky For Some : Nominated for AFI Best Animation 2004. Screenings include, London Film Festival, Adelaide,Perth, Brisbane and St Kilda Film Festivals, Bristol Animation Festival. AFI Award Nomination.

    1995-Chester Slingshot (5 x 1 minute)

    1996- Redback : Dendy Award for Best Animation, Sydney Film Festival, 1995. Purchased and distributed internationally and  screened on Comedy Channel Australia.  

    1988- Still Flying   AFI Award for Best Animation 1989, Dendy Award for Best Animation, Sydney Film Festival, 1989.

    Commercial Projects
    TV Commercials from 1989-1997 at Oddball Animation: ( Kraft, Duracell, etc)
    Storyboard Artist fro TV Series including, Round the Twist, Thunderstone, The Genie From Down Under and Lift Off.
    Storyboard Artist for feature films including, Amy and Irresistible. Children's Animation and Titles for ABC-TV including, Ben and the Alien Invasion . Animator for ACTF/ABC TV series, Lift-Off.   


Member of

  • ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation). standard member 2016 -
  • Society of Animation Studies. Standard Member 2012 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • MFTV(Research), University of Melbourne 2017
  • Grad Dip FTV, Swinburne University of Technology 1988
  • B.Ed(Sec), Melbourne College of Advanced Education 1985

Awards and honors

  • R/Up Best Australian Animation- Brisbane International Animation festival, 2004
  • Redback (animated short), Dendy Award ( Sydney Film Festival), 1996
  • Still Flying (animated short), ATOM Award, 1990
  • Still Flying (animated short), Dendy Award ( Sydney Film Festival), 1989
  • Still Flying (animated short), Australian Film Institute, 1989



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Supervising Masters of Film and Television(Research)