Robin Takao D’Oench

Robin Takao D'Oench

Robin Takao D’Oench

Robin Takao D’Oench is a Japanese American writer – director – producer from NYC. He is motivated to tell compelling, cinematic, and culturally diverse stories.

TADAIMA,inspired by his family’s experiences during the Japanese American Internment, received a certificate of commendation from the city of San Francisco and won top awards at the Philadelphia Asian American FF, DisOrient Asian American FF, the Social Justice FF and the Forum of Law, Culture and Society. The film screened at over a hundred festivals and events, was acquired by Comcast-Xfinity, Seed & Spark, Full Spectrum Pictures and is included in the Densho: Japanese American Legacy Resource Guide.

HERE COMES FRIEDA, a dystopian sci-fi set in the backdrop of a climate disaster, screened with Slamdance, Hollyshorts, Boston Sci-Fi, Phillip K. Dick FF and was acquired by Gunpowder & Sky and WatchDUST.

HARD, a queer coming of age story, premiered at the Martha’s Vineyard African American FF and received an Audience Choice award from NYC Shorts and a First Prize Alternative Spirit LGBTQ Award from FLICKERS Rhode Island International FF.

TRESPASSERS, a monster horror short produced by 20th Digital Studio premiered with “Bite Size Halloween” and is currently streaming on Hulu.

Robin is a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and Verve Talent & Lit Agency.