Robyn has worked in many areas of film - initially as an actor and acting teacher. In recent years she has produced and directed her own films on various topics. For over a decade she has worked closely with stories of refugees. She worked as a Film Victoria producer’s attachment and researcher on the seven part series Tales from A Suitcase: The Afghan Experience, which screened on SBS in 2001. She was researcher for the proposed documentary, Living in Limbo, following the plight of children in detention. She independently completed her own film, A Nun’s New Habit, which gives a personal insight into a Nun who advocates for refugees placed in detention after their arrival in Australia. This film broadcast in the USA (Link TV) and won several awards at festivals internationally and continues to screen globally. She recently completed a short film, Poetry of Omagh, produced by Multi-Cultural Arts Victoria celebrating the Afghan/Hazara community in Melbourne, which screened at the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2015. Currently, Robyn is in post production for her new feature documentary, Journey Beyond Fear, filmed over a four year period. This story follows the plight of Afghan women and children waiting for re-settlement in Malaysia and Indonesia. The project received development money from Film Victoria.
Name: Robyn Hughan
Lives in: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Filmmaker, Photographer (Still), Actor and Acting Teacher