Rob Greens writes and produces short films and lectures in scriptwriting for film, television and radio.
He has written, produced and directed several short films, including the comedy "Age Concern", which won the One-Minute Wonder competition at the Brighton Festival, short-listed for BBC New Talent and was broadcast on television.
Rob Greens is a short film writer. He teaches scriptwriting on the University of Brightons' Media courses. Specialising in comedy and drama for short and feature film, Rob's short script Age Concern was selected for the ‘One Minute Wonder’ competition coordinated by Final Cut, Screen South, Lighthouse and Brighton Fringe Festival. Rob produced and directed the script into a one-minute film which was awarded first place by television and film industry professionals.
Rob was awarded a distinction in the MA in Film Studies from the University of Kent in 2001 and has an MA in Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television from University of Westminster where he spent two years under the mentorship of Steve May. He worked closely developing a feature film under the guidance of Nick Goldsmith (The Son of Rambo, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) amongst others.
He was the 2011 Short Script Winner in the 'Prequel to Cannes' Short Film Script competition. 'One Minute Wonder' Winner – short film Age Concern, broadcast in 2005. He has won grants for study including the University of Westminster scholarship in academic excellence and achievement for his MA Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television, 2008, and AHRB funding for his MA Film Studies 2000.
Rob Greens' practice as a screenwriter is characterised by careful attention to plotting and the development of story arc and character, notably in the format of short comedy films. He explores issues of narrative and characterisation for both his own work and for his teaching.
Rob is pursuing interests in biographical criticism and analysis, developing a body of work about a single screenwriter, using methodologies of thematic analysis, close textual study of style and in-depth interview, researching into the working practices of the screenwriter including their relationship with cast and crew and the development process of particular films.
The inspiration for this project came from Rob's belief that for a long time a director’s work in film and television had been studied as a collection, examining similarities and differences, the quality of the work, and possible connections back to the persona and background of the director, and he now seeks to apply this same study to screenwriters.
Rob is also interested in the application of genre and auteur theories, multiple narratives and media cross-over, the notion of popularity in television and a movement towards scriptural analysis in the assessment of television culture, in this way analysing and evaluating a single television serial for its success in creating complex, innovative and captivating characters.