ROBERT CARY, Director
Robert Cary, a Los Angeles native, is the director of the feature film IRA AND ABBY, which received the Audience Favorite award following its premiere at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival and also received the Audience Award at the 2006 Boston Jewish Film Festival. IRA AND ABBY stars Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Messina, Judith Light, Robert Klein, Frances Conroy, Fred Willard and Jason Alexander. IRA AND ABBY was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2007.
Robert is also the director and co-writer of ANYTHING BUT LOVE, starring Andrew McCarthy, Isabel Rose and Eartha Kitt, released by Samuel Goldwyn in 2003. ANYTHING BUT LOVE appeared in over a dozen film festivals internationally, and received numerous audience and jury awards.
Robert’s third feature, SAVE ME, starring Judith Light, Chad Allen and Robert Gant, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, was the closing night selection at NewFest in New York City, and was the opening film at Outfest 2007.
In addition to his film work, Robert is the lyricist and co-librettist of PALM BEACH, produced in 2005 by the La Jolla Playhouse and directed by Des McAnuff, and the co-librettist and lyricist of musical adaptations of THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR and HEARTBREAKERS, both commissioned by MGM On Stage. He is the co-author of the libretto for the upcoming stage adaptation of the film FLASHDANCE, opening in the U.K. in July of 2008.
He is a graduate of Yale College and lives in New York and Los Angeles with his partner Jonathan Tolins and their daughter Selina.