It all began with a desperate telephone message I received from a dear friend. Someone told him
that I had died from and overdose. At the time I had been clean and sober for 12 years, he had
been sober for 17 years. I called him back to let him know that I was alive and well. Crying with
relief, he confessed that he had been using again and needed help. I took him to a support group
meeting and he got clean again and has been since. Eskimo is an endearing name often used in
12 step programs to the person that helps an addict with his or her recovery.
My movie “Eskimo” is a tribute to that experience, my dear friend, and to my sobriety, which is
the bedrock and the foundation for my life.
I took creative license; as screenwriters often do, and my protagonist, Devin’s best friend, does
in fact, die. Overwrought with grief and despair, he turns to his drug of choice heroin to cope.
But does he? Amanda, his best friend, visits him from the afterlife and reminds him that life is
valuable. He finds his reason to live.
Born in North Carolina, Robyn Killian moved to Los Angeles in 1989.
Her first career in L.A. was in the entertainment industry. She developed and associate produced a
television show that was shot in Tahiti. The show, which featured Pamela Anderson as the host,
aired on the USA Network. She also appeared on the cover of a national magazine. She acted in
feature films, one of which she co-stared with Will Smith. She guest starred on many television
shows and commercials, and traveled the word hosting and starring in sports and swimwear shows.
Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra” highlighted some of her accomplishments. Many of which were
dangerous and exciting, such as scuba diving with sharks, skydiving, and doing aerial acrobatics in a
bi-plane over Hawaii.
She has also had a very successful painting and photography career. Her unique multi-layered
paintings have attracted the attention celebrities and of important art collectors worldwide.
In Fall 2016, at a mere 50 years old, she was accepted to The University of Southern California’s
School of Cinematic Arts. Being a non-traditional student with life experience provides her with
stories to tell from the heart... Stories about humanity and love, reminding us of who we are and who
we can aspire to be.
This is Robyn's directorial debut.
Thank you for the honor of screening it. Enjoy.