Robert's directorial debut, "The Life and Times of Charlie Putz" was touted by film critic John Anderson of New York Newsday as"Wildly Ambitious, Hilariously Unhinged and Winner of the Audacity Achievement Award!" Video Business called the movie "A Capra-esque Sleeper Hit!"
His second feature film as co-writer/director was the Award-Winning romantic-mob comedy, "Pizza with Bullets". It stars two-time Academy Award®-nominated actress Talia Shire and SAG Award Winner Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos"). The film garnered over twenty laurels including: Best Screenplay and Director's Citation for Best Picture from the Syracuse International Film Festival.
Films Rothbard has Production Managed include Redline, The Skulls, Point Of Origin, Deuces Wild, The Rat Pack, Lansky, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge; and television shows "The Office," "CSI: Miami," "Californication," "Barbershop," "Suburgatory," and "Sleeper Cell." He has been associated with classic films such as Glory, Once Upon A Time In America, Blow Out, and Dressed To Kill. Rothbard lives with his family Los Angeles, California.
Awarded Director's Citation for Best Picture at Syracuse Film Fest "Pizza With Bullets". Won award for xcellence in Writing AOF "Pizza With Bullets". Awarded a Golden Ace award Las Vegas Film Festival for "Pizza With Bullets". "The Painting" was an official selection Garden State Film Fest 2015.
"The Painting" was nominated AOF 2015 for Best Horror Movie (shared with Sally Lamb).
"The Painting" was nominated AOF 2015 for Best Screenplay (shared with Sally Lamb).
The Painting the art of slaying, won best horror film 2016 IFS film festival.