Founder, KING HENRY FILMS
Writer. Director. Visionary.
ROBERT HENRY (Robert Henry O'Neil III) is a recent graduate from Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Media Arts, New York-native Robert Henry wrote, directed and executive produced his latest self-funded short film, “TO RAISE A CHILD” as apart of independent study during his senior year. The film has been officially selected into four film festivals thus far in the U.S. and Canada.
Robert Henry is also currently pursuing a career in Public Relations. He has past experience in PR working with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a grassroots intern during her presidential campaign in 2016 to the world-renowned dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as well as additional boutique and start-up PR agencies.
Robert founded KING HENRY FILMS in 2013 during his sophomore year of college with hopes to create films that provoke thought and insight as well as exuding artistic and innovative cinematography to present powerful messages. He has independently produced all of his short film projects and continues to write, including his first feature screenplay, EASTEND.
Robert started creative writing when he was nine years old. He made the switch from creative writing to screenwriting because the idea of a ‘moving story’ fascinated him. His passion for ‘moving stories’ made his writing process go into overdrive. Robert wrote script after script, continuously writing and editing his material on the Long Island Rail Road. Ideas for film and TV came into his head. He wrote tirelessly, not knowing what the future of these ideas might be.
His passion for writing led to directing “OLLIE'S LUCK”, which he also wrote and completed in July of 2014. The short film was released via Vimeo and YouTube on December 5, 2014 with rave reviews!
OLLIE'S LUCK, 2014
His latest short film, "TO RAISE A CHILD" premiered at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in June 2018. The short film has also been selected by the Capital City Black Film Festival, DUMBO Film Festival and the Toronto Black Film Festival. During post-production of the film, Robert relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2018 and he continues to pursue filmmaking and public relations.
TO RAISE A CHILD, 2018
Writer/Director/Executive Producer/Co-Film Editor
Written by Megan Rosado
Updated by Robert Henry (March 2019)