Robert Ham

Special guest

Robert Ham is an award-winning director/writer, an Army Combat Veteran and an alumni of the USC School of Cinematic Arts MFA program.

Robert grew up in Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in film in 2005 and then joined the Army in 2007 as a combat documentarian/videographer. During his time in the military, he served a combat tour to Afghanistan in ’09-10 as a paratrooper with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne) and then would deploy over a dozen times to various areas in the Pacific (India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Philippines). Robert received the Department of Defense Military Videographer of the Year award three times and then left active duty in 2014 and remained in the Army Reserve until 2017.

Robert graduated from USC’s cinema school with an MFA in Film/TV in 2017. He now owns and operates a service-disabled veteran-owned production company called HAMMR Productions. He has worked with various companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, The Veteran’s Health Administration, the Department of Defense, Film 44/45, We Are The Mighty, All Warrior Network, Monster Energy, Vet TV and has worked with such talents as Tom Hanks, Michelle Monaghan, Joe Mantegna, Toni Trucks and Max Martini in a variety of projects.

Robert has won four Emmys and has been nominated for six more and was named a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar in 2016. He recently debuted a feature documentary about his late wife’s battle with cancer and their life journey called Made With Melanie. He is currently directing a feature documentary called Searching For Bergdahl and is in post-production on a feature documentary called Interpreters Wanted about Afghan Interpreters that will be released in early 2023 with Vet TV.

Robert lives in Los Angeles with his two children, their dog, two cats and 10 chickens, and is a member of Hollywood Post 43.

Robert Ham has been a guest on 1 episode.