From 1993 to 1995, Robert Orr traveled through southern Bosnia and Croatia during the Yugoslavian War, working first as a photographer and later as an aid worker helping to rebuild homes damaged from fighting.
While in Bosnia, he met several mercenaries fighting for the Croat side of the conflict, and based “Savior” on the true story of a French-American ex-Foreign Legion sniper, who claimed that the only bullet he ever took hit him when he went off-mission and saved a baby during battle. The bullet hole was in his right side. He called it his “Jesus wound.”
Robert also spent the summer of 1999 working for the U.N. at the massive DaDaab refugee camp on the Kenyan/Somali border.
In addition to his credited work, Robert has developed scripts for directors such as Luc Besson, Ridley Scott, Antoine Fuqua and Len Wiseman.
“Blind Turn” is his feature directing debut after helming several music videos.
He currently splits his time between his hometown of Nashville and Los Angeles.