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Robbin Shahani independent film collection, circa 2000-2004
Overview of the Collection
- Shahani, Robbin
- Robbin Shahani independent film collection
- circa 2000-2004 (inclusive)20002004
- 1 DVD
- Collection Number
- The Robbin Shahani independent film collection (circa 2000-2004) consists of narrative and experimental shorts by University of Utah graduate Robbin Shahani. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Robbin Shahani eared a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and a Master of Fine Arts degree in film studies at the University of Utah. After completing his education Shahani began his career directing and producing television commercials for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Adoption Exchange, the State of Utah, and Fisher Price. He later moved to Los Angeles to work as a director of television documentaries. His films can be seen on Discovery Channel, PAX and GSN.
Robbin Shahani has received grants from the Salt Lake City and Utah Arts Council and the Kodak Filmmakers Grant and has won the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences national editing competition as well as awards from film festivals across the country.
Before moving into film and television, Robbin enjoyed a career as a ballet dancer with national companies such as Boston Ballet and Ballet West. He is currently the executive director of the California Dance Academy.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Robbin Shahani independent film collection (circa 2000-2004) consists of narrative and experimental shorts by University of Utah graduate Robbin Shahani. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||2 films by Robbin Shahani
"The Perfect Babysitter": In this narrative short the perfect babysitter will go to any length to entertain and nurture her child. Originally filmed on 16mm. 6 minutes. "Unbroken": Experimental short originally filmed on 18mm. 8 minutes.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Independent filmmakers
- University of Utah
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images