After spending 15 years in New York directing and technical directing some of the most widely viewed programs on network and cable television; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Emeril Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Robert Child followed his passion for history and is now one of the top history filmmakers in the United States. He has directed films all over the world including; Canada, UK, France and Belgium.
Child, winner of more than 25 writing and directing awards is one of only a handful of directors whose work has screened in the Congress of the United States. Silent Wings debuted on Capitol Hill on the day of its release in 2007 and became the catalyst for New York Congresswoman, Carolyn McCarthy’s, House sponsored, Joint Resolution honoring America’s WWII glider pilots.
The caliber of Child’s work has again and again attracted leading Hollywood “name” collaborators. Hal Holbrook narrated Silent Wings, which featured Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney. Civil War theatrical director, Ronald F. Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals) narrated Child’s Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom. Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, The Closer) narrated The Wereth Eleven and actor Dale Dye, Stephen Spielberg’s Senior Military Advisor on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers narrated Child’s, USS Franklin: Honor Restored, film in 2011. Child’s current project America’s First D-Day: Washington Crossing has Oscar nominated actor, Gary Sinise(CSI: NY, Forrest Gump) in discussions to be the main narrator.
Child’s work has consistently been singled out and honored as among the best of the best. Both his first two feature film screenplays HAMILTON and BLOOD BETRAYAL reached the finals in two separate screen writing competitions. "Hamilton" was declared an "Official Finalist" in the 2011 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and "Blood Betrayal" reached the semi-finals in the 27th Write Movies International Writing Contest out of thousands of entries.
Out of the 850 entries in the history category at the 2006 World Fest Houston Film Festival, Child’s, Lincoln and Lee at Antietam, was the lone recipient of the Special Jury Award. In 2011 his film, The Wereth Eleven, won the highest honor at the GI Film Festival in Washington DC, the Founders Choice Award. This highly regarded festival receives more than two thousand film submissions each year.
In 2011, the survivor’s association of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Franklin, singled Child out for Honorary Crew Membership aboard the most decorated vessel in US Naval history. USS Franklin Museum Association President, H. Prentice Baptiste, wrote, “We wish to extend to you membership as a full fledged crew member of the USS Franklin for your work in setting the record straight of the heroic effort in saving one of the great ships of the U.S. Navy in World War II and your name will be permanently inscribed on the official crew roster.”
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Washington's Crossing: America's First D-Day
Late December 1776
A ragged Continental army has now put an icy river between themselves and the pursing British army. The men in blue and buff uniforms have known nothing but defeat and had once again made a narrow escape while the Congress at Philadelphia reflecting no confidence in their troops prepare to evacuate to Baltimore. Washington decides to do the unthinkable - go on the offensive.
Gettysburg Voices From the Front
A stirring collection of first-hand accounts from Privates on up to the commanding Generals at the Battle of Gettysburg woven into a dramatic and compelling narrative. The reader is transported back to the chaos and uncertainty of the sweltering first three days of July 1863 when Lee's Army of Northern Virginia invaded the North threatening Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington itself.
Rush On Boys: Hamilton at War
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Alexander Hamilton's Heroic Service in the American Revolution
"It was in battle that he first achieved glory and made a name for himself."
D-Day In 90 Minutes
There are few adjectives, which have not been applied to the combined amphibious and airborne assault operation that took place on June the 6th 1944. Two and a half years in the planning, Operation Overlord, the invasion of German occupied France would require every tool in the allied arsenal. In this concise history authors, William R. Bradle and Robert Child examine the invasion in detail.
South Street Mob - Book Four
Installment four of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Frank chases the Philadelphia mob fugitive to the Dominican Republic. He holds the key that could take down the mob.
South Street Mob - Book Three
Installment three of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Frank becomes a man obsessed when he discovers the key to break the mob it is called RICO.
South Street Mob - Book Two
Installment two of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Scarponi, begins his rampage and the violence escalates.
South Street Mob - Book One
Installment one of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Mafia Kingpin, Scarponi, returns from prison and puts Frank Murray squarely in his cross hairs.
Weather and Warfare
Weather and Warfare dramatically retraces the meteorological forces during battlefield engagements that doomed or saved civilizations. And lessons of the centuries have convinced military planners that control of the weather is the ultimate goal and future weapon in America’s technology arsenal.
Blood Betrayal is a big city mafia crime story that cuts to the bone. It feels all too real because it is. Mafia Don Nick Scarponi is back from prison and orchestrating the bloodiest reign of mob killings in Philadelphia history. The visually gritty story that leaps off the page and grabs you by the throat is crafted by someone who knows the art of cinematic pacing—acclaimed Director Robert Child.
How Canada Won the Great War
For nearly 100 years Canada's role in ending WWI sooner than anyone thought possible has gone largely unrecognized. The Canadian Corp led by unlikely citizen soldier, Arthur Currie, became the premiere fighting force on the Western Front. Canadian soldiers hailed from hard scrabble farms and logging camps. Their natural survival and hunting instincts were exactly what the Great War required.
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