Robert MacLean, his brief history

Writer-director Robert MacLean is a bad poet, a screamingly funny novelist, an impossibly probing playwright, and a seductive filmmaker. Born in Toronto, he has a PhD from McGill, taught at Canadian universities, found it too cold, lives in Greece, and is an Irish citizen. 

“The funniest writer EVER! I mean we’re talking about EVER! And a wonderful guy, too!”—An Admirer

He’s won several awards he didn’t deserve—for his laugh-out-loud seven-minute comedy, which made a pile of money; and for Emma BlueHere in Greece he’s just finished romantic comedy The Light Touch.

On deck:
Amanda Plummer in The Trial of Don Juan.
The "Toby" series of comedies based on these books.
Out of India with Pacific Island Films.

Plays, published: 
MortalCoil, CharmGilgamesh the King.

Plays, performed:

Steel Man—"A woman, her robot (a perfect man) and her lover (an imperfect man)"—Lincoln Square Studio Theatre, New York, 6 January 1999; John Houseman’s Studio Theatre, New York 25-27 July 2000, producer Love Creek/Le Wilhelm; FirstStage in Hollywood 27 April 2003. 

Blue Lady—"A sculpture of a man’s dead wife comes to life and offers him a second chance"—Lincoln Square Studio Theatre, New York, 6 January 1999. 

Mercedes Orange—"How a woman turns orange and finds true happiness"—Lincoln Square Studio Theatre, New York, 17 February 1999; Salt and Pepper Mime home studio, New York, 5 May 1999; FirstStage, Hollywood, 27 April 2004. 

Three Laughs—"Having a name like Fartmore can be good for you!"—Salt and Pepper Mime, New York, 26 May 1999; FirstStage, 3 May 2004. 

Just Looking—"Shopping your way to orgasm"—FirstStage, April 2002. 

Chocolate and Champagne—"A Beverly Hills woman wakes up middle aged and finds her life with a younger man undignified"—Creative Place Theatre, New York, 23-28 November 2002, produced Le Wilhelm, directed Tony White. 

Not Taking Taking Yourself Seriously Seriously—"A little girl steers her mother to the right husband by mastering the black arts"—FirstStage, Hollywood, 12 January 2004;  represented in Europe by Anco Entertainment. 

Love without Kissing—"When an aspiring actress’s face is destroyed she goes veiled and becomes a writer, a director, a producer…"— Anco Entertainment. 

Musical comedy Politically Correct Sex—"Her nightmare about men, his nightmare about women—then they switch."—Anco Entertainment; translated into Turkish.

Feature-length romantic comedy Emma Blue stars Costas Mandylor as the Devil in love, won the awards listed below and has not been released. 
Invitations & awards:
Shanghai International
European Independent, Paris
Beijing International
Strasbourg International
Honolulu International: Silver Lei Award “For Excellence in Filmmaking"
Heart of England International: Best International Feature Film; nominated for Best Feature
ReelHeART International, Toronto
Philadelphia Independent
Atlanta Underground Best Foreign Comedy Feature
International Film Festival Ireland, nominated for Best International Feature
Cyprus International Film Festival
Maverick Movie Awards, nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor
Cannes Independent, standing ovation

Seven-minute comedy The Moment of Accepting Life was bought by HBO, Cinemax, British, French, Italian and Japanese TV.  It's had 9000 views on YouTube and is still making money.
Invitations & awards:
British Producers Association Industry Preview, London, with Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
London-Soho Festival
Palm Springs Festival
Sacramento Festival
Montreal World Festival, nominated for first prize
LA Shorts
Chicago International, nominated for a Golden Hugo
New York, Queens Museum of Art Indep Film and Video Series
New York, Shorts International
Derry, Northern Ireland, Foyle Film Festival
Austin, Texas, opened with The Royal Tenenbaums
Sarasota Festival
Mumbai Festival, Best First Film by a Director, prize $2000
Sedona International
Kent International
Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester
Nickel Festival, Newfoundland
Kinofilm, Manchester
Dallas Long on Shorts, Festival Co-Directors Best Film Award
Mercury Short Film Festival, Las Vegas

Moral preferences:
Kindness, though I am not kind.
Generosity, though I am not generous.
Tenderness, between predations.

Aims as a filmmaker:
A few moments of charm, and some money.

Mobile +30 6980 137 483
Land +30 210 725 1596
Skype bomac007
Attorney Marc Jacobson

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