writer + director + award winning FilmMAKER
Rob Sorrenti is an award-winning British director, writer and producer.
He is renowned for his critically acclaimed short films and documentaries. Rob’s productions, including work with Oscar-nominated/winning directors Paul Greengrass, Stephen Daldry and Christopher McQuarrie, entrepreneur Richard Branson and actor Tom Cruise have reached millions of people globally.
Rob's short film debut, 'Wednesday', is the story of a girl and boy born on the same day, at the same time, in the same hospital, whose paths cross again years later in the very same place. The film was exec produced by four-time Oscar-nominated director, Stephen Daldry. The film was selected for over 50 film festivals and received several awards including the Best Short Film award at Fort Lauderdale FF, Best International Film at the Garden State FF and 1st Jury Prize at the Short Cuts FF.
Rob's second short film, 'Hollow', is a sensitive observation about the nature of addiction, exploring the idea that love isn’t always enough when it comes to getting clean. Hollow has been officially selected for over 30 film festivals, and received several awards including three awards at the Oscar accredited Rhode Island International FF (2011), including the much-coveted Film Maker of the Future award. Hollow also won Best Short Film at the European Spiritual FF (2012) and the People’s Choice Award at the Aesthetica Short FF (2012).
In 2004 Rob wrote, produced, and directed 'The Real Billy Elliot Diaries' which was broadcast on ITV1 to an audience of two million. ‘The Real Billy Elliot Diaries’ was Rob’s first documentary and first
nationally broadcasted program.
In 2018 Rob directed ‘The Kodiak Queen’, the story of a decorated WWII warship that survived Pearl Harbour, transformed into an artificial reef and dive site by Sir Richard Branson. Narrated by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, the film reminds us of the momentous task ahead restoring the British Virgin Islands. The film is currently on the festival circuit and has won numerous awards including the Green Planet Award Grand Prize Short at the Rhode Island International FF and Best of Show at the Impact Doc Awards.
The Kodiak Queen was shared to a global audience by Richard Branson on social media, as well as being distribution by Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Media. It is currently on the film festival circuit. So far is has won four awards including the Green Planet Award Grand Prize Short at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Best of Show at the Impact Doc Awards. It has also been officially selected for the Napa Valley Film Festival and the Bahamas International Film Festival.
In addition to his films and documentaries, Rob has worked with the world’s most respected film studios delivering original, cinematic, behind-the-scenes his films include:
Billy Elliott (2000), United 93 (2006), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Atonement (2007), Jason Bourne (2016), The Mummy (2017), Mission: Impossible–Fallout (2018), Little Women (2019) and Breaking Bad: El Camino (2019).
In 2018 Rob created three featurettes for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, showing Tom Cruise in action behind the scenes. All went viral.