Robert L. Poole is a Nashville native known for crafting high concept films populated by authentic characters. He is the proud product of a tiny, but mighty, HBCU (Fisk University) and holds an MFA in Film Production from Columbia University. His thesis film “Brother’s Keeper” was showcased as part of Issa Rae’s #ShortFilmSundays and televised nationally on the Aspire Network. Shortly after graduation he directed “The Exchange” starring Michael Beach (Third Watch), Mekia Cox (Once Upon a Time), and Aml Ameen (Yardie). That short was also televised and screened at festivals around the country. Robert is currently in the pre-production phase for his first feature film The Big League, which received a script development grant from Tribeca Film Institute.
Robert began by making short documentaries in his community. His first narrative short film, “The Earl Thompson Movement” was screened and reviewed favorably at the 2006 Nashville Film Festival. That same year, Robert directed a production of James Weldon Johnson’s “God’s Trombones” that featured the acting debut of former NFL star Eddie George.
Robert develops narrative film and television projects through Isaiah 40 Films and commercial projects through RPC Media. He resides in Los Angeles, California.