Robert Machoian has been taking photographs his whole life and making award-winning, critically-acclaimed films for well over a decade. In his career as a writer-director and as a cinematographer, both solo and with his frequent collaborator, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert has had films premiere at the Sundance, SXSW, Locarno, LA, and Tribeca Festivals, been nominated twice for a Film Independent Spirit Award and twice as well for a Cinema Eye Honors award and his feature, God Bless the Child won Best Film at CPH:DOX 2016 as well as many other best film and as well best cinematography awards. His feature script, “I Love You Now & Forever” made the 2022 Blacklist. His feature, The Killing of Two Lovers, premiered at Sundance 2020 and was released by NEON (2021). The universally critically-acclaimed film stars Clayne Crawford and features sound design by the universally-lauded Peter Albrechtsen. The Integrity of Joseph Chambers, also stars Clayne Crawford, premiered at Tribeca 2022 and was released by Gravitas in February, 2023. Well-known for his prolific work as a short filmmaker, his latest documentary with Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck premiered at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, was nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors 2023 Best Short, Oscar-qualified at the St Louis Film Festival and has won multiple prizes and acclaim.