About Roy F.
Santa Cruz, California was where it all began for Roy Fleischer. At UCSC he studied writing and literature, but decided to change his major after a personally disappointing writing class. Roy graduated with a BA in Psychological Biology and with a little help from his big sister, landed his first gig out of graduation working for a cancer research lab in Woodland, California. This was the job that changed his life. After only a short time Roy realized he should have never given up on writing and could not work in a lab for the rest of his life.
Roy happened to know Twin filmmakers who had been best friends with his older cousin growing up. They had great success in their first independent film and were just finishing up their third independent feature when he was accepted as a film making intern. Roy set off for Hollywood and studied the vast intricacies of filmmaking. His first assignments were with post-production work of Northfork and on to the pre-production of Warner Brother’s, The Astronaut Farmer starring Billy Bob Thornton, where Roy played an integral role in the behind-the scenes-documentary. Along the way as an assistant, Roy learned how to craft his writing under the tutelage of screenwriter, Mark Polish and wrote a screenplay of his own. Roy would go on to work for the Polish Brother on two more feature films before moving to Marin county to start a family.
Once in Marin, Roy’s desire to write carried on as he wrote for the West Marin newspaper, The Point Reyes Light. He found his most enjoyable projects were those of his interviews with local celebrities, most notably Walter Murch, James Fox and Mark Fraser, Jonathan Rowe and Jean Berensmeier.