Robert Humphrey Gyde – WRITER

Born in Great Britain, Gyde studied English Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he began a career in theater directing that led to a production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a graduate fellowship to Stanford University’s Department of Drama, from which he gained his PhD in Directing and Critical Theory.

While at Stanford, he interned at George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic and spent a year in the Graduate Film Production Program at NYU before returning to the UK, where he spent three years as a professor teaching film and drama at the University of London. Intent on pursuing his ambitions in film, Gyde moved back to New York, where he wrote script coverage for HBO and the William Morris Agency, before winning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s prestigious Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting in 1998 with his first feature screenplay, JELLY BABIES.

The script was optioned by Ridley and Tony Scott’s production Company Scott Free and Gyde has subsequently worked on film and television projects with the likes of Good Machine and USA Network. Gyde now lives and works in Los Angeles and his most recent project THE FAT MAN is adapted from the young adult novel by celebrated New Zealand author, Maurice Gee.