Director Rob Meyer tells TheWrap about netting an Oscar-winner for his feature film debut
Rob Meyer’s first feature, “A Birder’s Guide to Everything”, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Kinglsey, is a coming-of-age comedy about a teenage birder struggling with the recent loss of his mother. Co-written by Oscar-winner Luke Matheny, it was based on his short film, “Aquarium,” starring Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”), which played at over 60 film festivals and won over 20 awards, including an Honorable Mention at Sundance. Rob, who currently helms the production company There We Go Films, is based in New York City and received his MFA from NYU’s graduate film school. Prior to NYU, Rob worked at PBS’s NOVA, HBO Documentary Films, and National Geographic, helping to produce Peabody and Emmy-award winning documentaries around the world. He is an avid violinist and loves the natural world.