The Producer/Director

Producer/Director

Robyn Symon is a two-time Emmy award-winning writer/producer specializing in documentaries and television TV series. She has quickly become known in the industry as the “transformational” filmmaker, putting a spotlight on people who make a difference in the world.

A former TV news reporter, Symon wrote and produced the national PBS documentary series “Voices of Vision”, hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon. The series focused on non-profit organizations and ranged in topics from combating human rights violations against women in West Africa, to China’s looming “fast food” health crisis, to the history of Boys Town. While at PBS, Symon also wrote and produced the musical special “Boleros: Unforgettable Love Songs” with Ricardo Montalban, Celiz Cruz, Jose Feliciano and many top Latin music stars which became a “fundraising favorite” for PBS stations nationwide. While at PBS Symon also wrote and produced the series “Florida!” which aired for six seasons on The Travel Channel.

In 2007, Symon debuted in the indie arena, producing and directing the feature documentary “Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard” about one of the most controversial cultural figures of the human potential movement. At its New York premiere, “Transformation” broke the box office record. The film and TV rights were acquired by Screen Media Films.

Symon recently completed her latest feature documentary, “Hedy & Yumi: Crossing the Bridge” about relationship experts who have turned their pain from the Holocaust into a global mission to create a ‘culture of connection.’ Symon is currently producing several projects including a documentary on two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee SOMPOP Jantraka who is on a mission to prevent young girls from entering Asia’s sex trade, “Grown Up Kidz” about child caregivers, and the journey of a Canadian college grad in “One Week Job” who generated world wide attention for taking one job a week for a year in search of his passion.

Symon has been honored with numerous national awards including two Emmys for writing and producing short documentaries; 3 National Telly Awards; 2 NABJ awards, two Associated Press and UPI honors for news reporting.

For more information, visit www.symonproductions.com