Robert Herman


Grand Jury

Robert is the founder of Ruffian, a Los Angeles-based multi-discipline studio. Embracing talent from all over the world, Ruffian’s international perspective and network of alliances afford the local market greater creative opportunities and diversity. Robert has had significant involvement in film, animation, art, new media, and gaming throughout his career, producing award-winning campaigns for Adidas, Halo5, Nike, Apple, and many more. Prior to Ruffian, he was a partner at Stink and spent 16 years at the helm, growing it into a global network with clients across advertising, entertainment, music, and the arts. Robert has also executive produced feature films including Lilting, directed by Hong Khao, which won Best Cinematography at Sundance Film Festival, and King Jack, directed by Felix Thompson, which was awarded the coveted audience prize at TriBeCa Film Festival.