Robert joined Element Pictures Distribution in 2008 and since then he created, managed and implemented the sales strategies of some of the most successful titles in recent Irish Cinema like THE GUARD, HIS & HERS, WHAT RICHARD DID and PILGRIM HILL. Robert also manages the sales strategies for all Studiocanal titles in Ireland such as 71, PADDINGTON and THE IMITATION GAME. In October 2015 he oversaw the most successful programming of event cinema in Ireland with the ONE DIRECTION WEEKEND in partnership with Arts Alliance Media(AAM) and has worked with AAM on further season and events including the Royal Opera and Exhibition on Screen. Robert was also part of the team that successfully reopened Light House cinema in Smithfield which has become a key cultural attraction in the Dublin landscape. In his spare time he is a keen runner and has unsuccessfully tried fishing on numerous occasions. Films he is looking forward to this year include ROOM , MACBETH and the new ARCADE FIRE documentary.