Rob Silvestri is a director of Thomas and Friends. He directed the 2013 special, King of the Railway. He was believed to be directing the seventeenth season, but David Baas directed the season. He has been working at Arc Productions since 2006 and has worked on numerous projects including the films "Gnomeo and Juliet" and "9".
Awards and nominations
- Won - Toronto Sprockets International Film Festival for Children - Best Short Film, 2009, for "Ormie."
- Won - Seattle International Film Festival - Best Short Film, 2010, for "Ormie."
- Won - Palm Springs International ShortFest - Best Animation, 2010, for "Ormie."
- Won - Ashland Independent Film Festival - Family Choice, 2011, for "Ormie."