I am a producer, director, and writer with experience working on feature-length and short films in both narrative and documentary style. I am also a skilled editor, utilizing Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro as well as Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects.
As a producer, I have experience sourcing scripts, gathering crew, production scheduling, budgeting, line producing, and casting. As a director, I have worked with a variety of actors in multiple genres, both on camera and on stage. I have also edited a number of short and feature length films.
In addition to my experience as a producer and director, I also work as a screenwriter and story consultant/script doctor. With the ability to see clearly the intention of the director and the perspective of the audience, I am able to effectively translate the storyteller’s message.
In my own films, my goal is to find ways to tell stories that highlight positive values. Honesty, integrity, helpfulness, loyalty, compassion, humility, fairness, respectfulness, courageousness, equality, and a loving nature will be tested, and challenged, and our characters must decide if they will make decisions from a place of positivity (leading them toward success), or from a place of negativity (leading them toward destruction).
I'm looking to work with creative people who want to tell interesting stories. Are you one of them?
SHIMMER - 2020
Dr. Thea Kait must find out who - or what - is responsible for a series of mysterious deaths in the small town of Seneca. Are you afraid of the light?
Written and Directed by Rob Ciano
Produced by Rob Ciano, Freya Saxon, Stanton Hunter
Director of Photography - Jon Mercer
Starring Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained), Brian Anthony Wilson (The Wire), Kazy Tauginas (Equalizer 2)
REAL FOR US - 2020 RE-RELEASE
How long have YOU been a Harry Potter fan? Shot in 2011 and centered around the largest Harry Potter conference of the time, 'Real For Us' talks to the fans who grew up with the series, learns how it shaped their lives, and explores just what is so magical about the story of the Boy Who Lived.
Directed by Rob Ciano
Story by Rob Ciano and Brent Clark
Produced by Rob Ciano and Brent Clark
Coming soon to TubiTV, UDU Digital, and other platforms
BLACKOUT - 2018
The Earth is about to lose the Sun, and there's only 8 minutes and 20 seconds of sunlight left. Two strangers meet, and discuss their lives, regrets, and worries about life in the dark.
Written by Rob Ciano
Story by Stanton Hunter
Produced and Directed by Rob Ciano and Stanton Hunter
Director of Photography - Jon Mercer
Starring Roland Lane (King Ester) and Pablo Sandstrom (Room 16)
Also available on Showtime OnDemand, Google Video, and other platforms
Director/Producer - Webseries Pilot "Effectively Schizo"
Red Bank, NJ - May 2019 - July 2019
Worked with Production Team in sourcing cast, crew, and locations
Assisted with budget breakdown and securing funding
Directed actors on set
Writer/Director/Editor - Music video “Ghosts” by The Foes of Fern
Asbury Park, NJ - January 2019 - August 2019
Developed music video concept, created storyboards
On-set direction and coordination of VFX shots, first & final edits, VFX editing
Editor - Jersey Filmmaker (freelance)
Jersey City, NJ - July 2010 - August 2019
Edited 3 episodes of 10-part Docu-Series “OCFS 100 Years”
Episodes were streamed on FoxSportsOnline.com, with over 1 million views
Assistant Director - Pilot episode “The Cafone”
Edison, NJ - February 2019 - March 2019
Supported the director during pre-production and production
Created call sheets, organized and submitted SAG documents
Production Coordinator - Two River Pictures, LLC.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ - October 2018 - February 2019
Coordinated on-location video production, including call sheets and travel arrangements
Supported on-location production
Edited corporate video content and directed B-roll shooting
Pre-Production and Production:
Post Production Supervisor
Adobe Premiere Editing
Final Cut Pro Editing
Change color of object
Day-For-Night (with sky replacement)
Add scene elements (setting, objects, etc.)
Visual Effects/Image Manipulation
"When Rob Ciano approached me and asked me to help produce his first feature film, Shimmer, I did so because I found the script to be fascinating and I believed that he would make Shimmer come to life and produce a great film. I spent a great deal of time on the Shimmer set and was captivated by the team Rob built, the leadership he exuded, his work ethic, and his ability to get the most out of his team in a positive professional manner."
Raymond Fantuzzi, Executive Producer