Biography: Born in 1974 in London, Roy was a child actor playing roles in Grange Hill and The Bill. He attended Ravensbourne School of Broadcasting gaining the technical skills behind the camera. Post completion of his studies, he began directing and presenting current affairs stories for a youth cable channel, Rapture TV in 1997. His work in current affairs resulted in a growing passion for politics that saw him as leader of Generation X, put forward a manifesto that dealt with issues concerning young people. This culminated in a one-hour television programme entitled Generation X: Election Special produced by Kudos Productions for Anglia Television. This was screened in the buildup to the 1997 General election. Shortly after Roy became the face of newly launched Fox Kids UK, presenting a variety of shows. He also went onto present a travel series for London Weekend Television as well as sports programmes for IMG.
He made the transition to go behind the camera full time in the mid-2000, the period during which reality television began to dominate the airwaves and he has not looked back. As a multi-skilled camera-op/director/producer, he built up his credits working on populist observational documentaries for British broadcasters. Roy’s documentary credits include: Ferry up the Amazon (BBC), Abi Titmus: A modern Day Morality Tale (Channel 4), Football Icon (Sky One), Katie & Peter: The Next Chapter (ITV 2). In between productions, he developed his own projects. In 2005 he covered the Liberian elections. He gained access to George Weah, the former world footballer of the year, whose ambition at the time was to become President of Liberia. Mugabe: Villain or Hero? is Roy’s first feature length documentary.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mugabe: Villain or Hero? (2013).
Mugabe: Villain or Hero? (2012).