Beyon­der — who the hell is he?

Every­one gets the call even­tu­ally. Whether it’s a faint, mod­est one that politely prods you once or twice or an unmis­tak­ably deaf­en­ing one that hits you like a hole in the head.

You know the one. The one that asks you quite unequiv­o­cally whether you’re really doing what you ought to be doing.

The brave ones will answer it and are pre­pared to be chal­lenged no mat­ter how much time or money they’ve wasted. The oth­ers just hang up. They’re past their points of no return and if they hap­pen to get a ring back, the call is sti­fled with excuses…sorry, ‘rea­sons’ why they sim­ply can’t.

Well Robert is one of the chancers who got the call well into his career as a suc­cess­ful busi­ness ana­lyst in invest­ment bank­ing. As a com­puter sys­tem engi­neer­ing grad­u­ate who earned his stripes as a bonafide city slicker, the call of des­tiny was, honestly…untimely. Notwith­stand­ing the amount he stood to lose.

But since choos­ing art, Beyon­der as he has since been known, hasn’t looked back.
His crit­i­cally acclaimed short film Dig­i­talis, earned nom­i­na­tions at the Rain­dance film fes­ti­val for Best Short on DV, as well as the Black Film­mak­ers Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.
Since Dig­i­talis, Beyonder’s cred­its have mul­ti­plied, recently direct­ing doc­u­men­tary film Dias­pora Diaries. His client list boasts every­thing from Chan­nel Four and the BBC, to exhi­bi­tions at the British and Vic­to­ria & Albert Museums.

Beyonder - levitating by Lucy Williams

Spo­ken word is also a part of his reper­toire and Beyon­der enjoys live per­for­mances at some of London’s most pres­ti­gious events…but that only goes half way to explain­ing who Beyon­der is.

It’s not just his multi-platformed artistry that makes Beyon­der unique. It’s that he has cre­ated, quite lit­er­ally, a vir­tual world for his art. DCos­mic engages all of your senses for­go­ing the lim­its of any­thing we might con­sider definable.

Yes he’s a film-maker, yes he’s a spo­ken word artist, yes he’s a poet, and a cre­ative tutor…and yes the list drib­bles on. In fact, it’s prob­a­bly eas­ier to say that he is every­thing because he does everything.