I first laced up a spring driven 8mm Bolex & shot scripted, intentional movies at the age of 12 (that was 1974).
After producing & directing my first feature film in the early 80's, I stepped aside to pursue cinematography alone as a part time craft while working professionally in the then-exploding windsurfing industry. By the 90's, I was building and remodeling houses because babies like to eat; finally returning to my native Southern California in 2000 where I have worked as a full-time cinematographer and occasional producer or director since.
In late 2014, I began supervising the day -to -day backend operations of a major independent studio, my first " day job" in 20 years. We now have 2 locations in Los Angeles, with 5 stages, a prop house, scene shop and some of the busiest standing sets in the business.
My creative focus has now come full circle to developing a slate of my own feature and web series projects, while also occasionally partnering with select other filmmakers as producer.
Today, I work as cinematographer on select projects only, primarily in both Southern California & the San Francisco Bay Area, although my passport is valid if your budget is too.
Name: Royce Allen Dudley
Lives in: Hollywood, California
Occupation: Producer, Director and Cinematographer
Unique traits: I have served as Director of Photography on over 50 independent feature films crossing every format, budget & genre.
Film by Boned LLC Co-Producer, Director of Photography
Film by Wind Chaser Films LLC Director of Photography
FILTH TO ASHES, FLESH TO DUST
Film by sumoJACK Director of Photography , Co- Producer
AMERICA'S HOTTEST CHEERLEADERS
Television by Cheeracise LLC Co-Producer, Director of Photography
See IMDB for over 100 of my 500+ credits above and below the line
Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara,CA)
San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
Cuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA)