Director, writer, actor, designer and film producer, Royston Scott is a native of Baltimore Md. and a graduate of NYU's Experimental Theater Wing. Royston’s many stage credits include several Off-Broadway productions at numerous NYC venues such as, The Public Theater, La Mama, P.S. 122, and The Guggenheim Museum. Company work includes En Garde Arts, Chashama, as well as with Dar A Luz’s "Tight, Right, White" in NYC and Europe. He has acted in numerous independent films including the Icelandic feature “No Is No Answer” and can be seen in the B-52’s“Love Shack” video.
Along with comedy sketches for public access television, his production company Real Cheap Film has completed the comedic trilogy of short films “Black Moments In Great History”. Entitled “Freedom Ho’, or Harriet Tubman’s Tale”, “Louis The Fourteenth Street” and “Tomorrow Always Comes – a film noir sex romp comedy thriller” all written, directed, and produced by him. Their screenings include The Black Film Festival of Berlin, The Experimental Film Festival of Bangkok, NYC’s Howl Festival, The Pioneer Theater and The Anthology Film Archives.
His close personal relationship to the subject matter makes “The Sara Spencer Washington Story” his first documentary, is a true labor of love.
Producer - Royston Scott
Associate Producer - Jacob Burckhardt
Writer - Royston Scott
Cinematographer - Jacob Burckhardt
- Royston Scott (additional footage)
Editor - Jacob Burckhardt
Score - Matt Chiasson
Musicians - Matt Chiasson - keyboards, saxophone and clarinet
- Tom Pollard - percussion
Incidental Music - Marc Ribot
Etta Nelson Francisco
The Honorable Nelson Johnson
Allen "Boo" Pergament
Vicki Gold Levi
The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
Atlantic City Free Public Library
St. Augustine's Church
The Charles T. Blockson Afro American Collection of Temple University
The Cooper Union Film Department
Digital Harlem Blog