Robert Rippberger

Aletheia Films
Saturday 4/27 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT

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About Your Host

Robert Rippberger is a filmmaker with a broad array of creative and executive experience. He most recently directed and produced the Harlem drama, "Strive," with Danny Glover and the war on drugs documentary, "Public Enemy Number One." Both are in the final stages of post-production.

In 2016, Robert directed/produced the documentary "7 Days in Syria," a look at the human side of the war in Aleppo. The film was championed by Angelina Jolie, screened at Britain’s House of Lords, to senior members of the U.N., and was released on Hulu and Amazon.

Robert went on to executive produce with Jason Blum the feature doc, "Alive & Kicking." The film was sold to Magnolia Films after its debut at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival where it received a Grand Jury nomination. The film is available on Netflix.

In 2006, Robert formed the production company Aletheia Films, a philosophy term used to describe a disclosing of truth, with a view to make entertaining and impactful films for mass audiences. He was the 2012 recipient of the Dan Eldon Activist Award.

Robert received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from UC, Berkeley in 2012 where he was awarded the Eisner Prize for his film "In the Middle." It is considered the highest achievement in the creative arts given on the UC, Berkeley campus.


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Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Female-Driven
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Inspirational
  • Period Pieces
  • Psychological
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Diverse Writers, Writers Over 40, Writers Outside LA

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