Roy Finch is a teacher, filmmaker, and composer whose first film,the indie feature WAKE, won him the Best Director award at the Queens International Film Festival as well as receiving the prestigious Prism Commendation from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Finch received his film training at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope where he worked on such films as “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “The Secret Garden”, and “The Godfather III” in varying production and post-production capacities. Finch has worked with the world-renowned percussionist Mickey Hart most notably as a ProTools engineer and co-composer for Tupac Sukur’s last feature film, Criminal Intent. Finch has also composed the soundtracks for feature films “Follow Me Home” and “Wake” as well as the hit television show Survivor. His recordings have been released by Windham Hill, Palace of Lights, Sentient Spirit Records, and the Chacras Filmworks labels. His latest musical endeavor, and EDM project with acclaimed jazz artist Jamie Finegan entitled “Finegan Finch,” will be released this Fall. Finch is a Professor at Chapman University teaching Advanced Post Production Audio, Visual Storytelling and Intermediate Production. Finch also serves as Course Director for the lecture courses Sound in Cinema and APPB (Advanced Post Production) at the Los Angeles Film School. He is a member of the Actors Studio Playwright and Director’s unit. Finch has taught filmmaking at a number of schools and enjoys “inspiring young filmmakers.”
Education: BA Music Composition & Filmmaking, Hampshire College.