Cross, Roy

Roy Cross .JPGRoy Cross
Associate Professor, Film Production
  • BFA, Film and Video Production, University of Regina, 1990
  • MFA, Studio Arts (Film Production), Concordia University, 1998
telephone: 514-848-2424 ext.4659
location: FB 421-23


I grew up in Saskatchewan, home to big sky, big wind and big wonder.  After making Super 8 films in high school I went on to complete a BFA at the University of Regina in 1990.  I continued making short experimental films and eventually moved to Banff Alberta in 1992.  My early films had success in festivals both in Canada and internationally. In 1994, pursuing a desire to work in the fiction genre, I moved to Montreal to undertake a Master's Degree in Fine Arts.  I wrote a film script as part of my thesis projects, which eventually became my first theatrically released feature film So Faraway and Blue.  Shortly after in 2002, I was offered a full-time faculty position at MHSoC. I have made a handful of short films over the past five years and continue to pursue an interest in low budget processes. My work is predominately 35mm, but I recently completed a short film in HD video. I have a strong affection for all things in black and white. In 2009, I co-founded the Black and White Film Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to exhibiting B&W films in their original format. I am currently writing a new feature film script.

interests: early cinema, silent era

areas of expertise: fiction, scriptwriting, sound, 16mm, 35mm, low-budget, black and white

Dream of the Woman in Blue.jpg     One Morning in June.jpg
Dream of the Woman in Blue, a film by Roy Cross               One Morning in June, a film by Roy Cross, still by Van Royko

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