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Date of Birth 31 May 1974Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameRobert Angelo Masciantonio
Nickname Roger Rogier
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Angelo Masciantonio is a director and screenwriter based in the Philadelphia area. His newest feature - the horror film Neighbor (2009) - is making a very successful tour of the film festival circuit. The sold-out premiere was held at Fantasia in Montreal. Festival co-director Mitch Davis wrote, "Nearly the entire second half is an astonishing Grand Guignol series of extreme sequences that seriously push the envelope - character-driven, mind you, and nothing like the so-called torture porn wave, this is smart, freaky stuff."

Neighbor (2009) later made its way to, among others, Celluloid Screams in the UK, the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival in Arizona where Robert won the award for Best Screenplay and the Sainte Maxime International Horror Film Festival in France where the film won the Prix d'Argent.

Robert is a graduate of the Episcopal Academy and studied film at Temple University, where he won the Silver Reel Award for his short film, "Jerks". From there he went on to write, direct, and produce the award-winning cult favorite Cold Hearts (1999).

His multi-award winning film All Along (2007) has finished its run on the festival circuit and will be released theatrically nationwide. Robert has written and directed three shorts for the 48 Hour Film Project with How 'bout This (2003) and "When You Sing", winning the Audience Award. He has also taught screen writing at Drexel University.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eastern Star Communications

Trivia (24)

Former frontman for philadelphia based band Clam Chili
Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia teaching "Scripting II" Spring 2004
Plays the harmonica and sings for the band SideProje©t.
Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia teaching "Scripting I" (Fall 2004)
Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia teaching "Scripting I" (Fall 2002)
After seeing the Producers Cut, Masciantonio asked that his radio name be used as director on "All Along". They declined.
Most of the extras in the film 'Cold Hearts' are Ocean City's infamous "pavillion kids" a group of youths that hang out on Ocean City's 11th Street pavilion, most of whom were homeless. The director also employed them as gophers and miscellaneous hands.
Appears in the short movie, "The Low Budgets in 'The Cursed Organ'", as Roger Rogier.
Despises any form of "Bob" as an abbreviate of his name and will often flat out ignore the user.
After his father's death, Masciantonio extended the "A" in his professional name to Angelo.
Acts as "manager" to the fictional band, Phat Dick. In reality, Phat Dick is a character he performs as.
Does not like to talk business on Sundays.
Loathes text messages and only carries a cell phone out of necessity.
Has a vast collection of Superman items as well as Darth Vader/Star Wars, Michael Myers, and Tinkerbell.
Sustained a back injury which left his hands numb.
Because of an untreated broken back, Robert now has numbness in his hands and legs.
Worked briefly for a small independent professional wrestling organization in New Jersey.
Was evicted from a Los Angeles apartment after five weeks for being too loud.
Had twenty pages cut from his final draft of the "All Along" screenplay by several of the producers that didn't agree that it followed their vision.
Prefers to write during dusk.
Robert has only owned Ford Mustangs.
Robert hopes to one day own the Philadelphia Phillies.
Had a wall knocked down in his house for the filming of "Neighbor" to get better angles in the kitchen.
Robert was diagnosed with cancer April 2010.

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