Magazine article Screen International

Rob Watson, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

Magazine article Screen International

Rob Watson, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

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Having teamed up with Christopher Granier-Deferre's production outfit Poisson Rouge Pictures - which offers production services for foreign films shooting in the UK - Watson has found himself working on titles such as Personal Shopper, A Bigger Splash and, most recently, Michael Haneke's Happy End.

Watson acknowledges the "very practical, hands-on" nature of that work is having a big influence on his own projects.

Graduating from university, he produced Benjamin Bee's short A Plastic Toy Dinosaur, which was nominated for two awards at Bristol's Encounters Film Festival.

After a brief career hiatus, Watson won a place at the National Film and Television School where he teamed up with director Robert McKillop and actor Richard Madden (both former Screen Stars of Tomorrow) on short Strays, and with director Dan Sully on The Ellington Kid, which was picked up by Vice, racking up more than a million views on its YouTube channel. …

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