Robby Henson began his directing career at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and is now a skilled film and documentary maker. He writes and directs all his films, which are known for being character-driven. His work has attracted such acclaimed actors Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Cooper, 'William DeVane' and Kris Kristofferson. Beyond his work in film, Henson is also a prolific theater director, often at his family's Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, KY where Raintree County (1957) was filmed.
Came from a show-biz family: father worked on Broadway in the 50s and later founded and ran the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, KY (where Raintree County (1957) was filmed) for many years; mother was an extra in Raintree County (1957); younger sister is a stand-up comedian who appeared in Beetlejuice (1988) and youngest sister is a novelist and at one time, a writer for the New York Times.