Robert Arnold is a filmmaker and colorist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His films include Annabelle (2012), There's No Sound in My Head (2010), and All Animals (2009), which won the Director's Choice Award at the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films 2009. Robert and his creative partner, writer Cynthia Mitchell, also produced and directed The Exchange, a narrative feature shot in Paris and Normandy, which premiered  in 2016.

In 2007, Robert's feature-length documentary, The Key of G, won the Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Feature Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and aired nationally on PBS. It is now in educational distribution through New Day Films.

Robert also works as a freelance cinematographer, editor, and colorist. His editing work includes Academy-Award nominated short Last Day of Freedom (2015), Sins Invalid and This Dewdrop World (both 2013) and Always My Son (2010), which was directed by Vivian Kleiman and premiered at the Frameline Festival.

His work as a colorist can be seen in scores of documentaries and narrative films, including Stray (2020), Freeland (2020), Attla (2019), Gospel of Eureka (2018) and many more. See for a more complete list, and information about post-production services.

Robert studied Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley; Film Production at San Francisco State University; and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Films by Robert Arnold

The Key Of G

A young man with multiple disabilities leaves his mother's home to share an apartment with his caregivers.