Robert Drew, American documentary film producer
Inventor and pioneer of Direct Cinema in the USA. Promoter of the careers of Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and the Maysles Brothers.
Among the milestones in Robert Drew’s work are four films from the early 1960s about and featuring the Kennedy family, including Primary and Crisis.
A contemporary of the New American Cinema Group, he however distanced himself from their ideas, as he also did from the traditional documentary and fiction films of his day.