B. Royer (b.1973) is a writer-director from Los Angeles, California. Working on celluloid (16mm, Super8), his films borrow elements from low-key, in-between moments and subtle slice-of-life stories to unfold the intersections of self-identity and belonging, based partially on his experiences living in four countries as the son of political exiles.
Between 2018 and 2019, he produced and directed Postcards From Last Summer in collaboration with Berlin-based Austrian composer Ella Zwietnig. During 2021, he worked on a series of standalone experimental works juxtaposing archival footage to explore feelings of solitude and melancholy.
He has a degree in Sociology (BA) —focusing on cultural studies, sociological theory, and politics. In 2019 he completed UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television Professional Program in Producing and attended Robert McKees' Story Seminar. In addition, he has workshopped with Alejandro Jodorowsky and studied direction, story development, and film editing with Navid Sinaki, Julian Goldberger, Peter Markham, Monika Skerbelis, Joanne Moore, Pilar Alessandra, and Scott Mazak.
His works have been screened at film festivals and institutions such as the Belgrade Kinoskop Analog Experimental Film Festival, New York's Millenium Film Workshop, West Virginia University School of Art and Design, Munich New Wave Short Film Festival, and Madrid International Short Film Festival.
Madrid International Short Film Festival
Millenium Film Workshop Open Screening
Munich New Wave Short Film Festival
Winner Best Actress
Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival
Winner Short Film
New York Tri-State International Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA