About Roy Tighe, Canadian-American Filmmaker

Roy Tighe, the owner of Tigheland Productions, is originally from the small town of Fort Frances located in Ontario, Canada.

In 2001, when it was time to pick a college, Roy chose to move to Vancouver, British Columbia to take the Film and Television program at Capilano College.  After learning industry techniques and gaining on set experience, Roy began making his own way in the business, and began doing stand-up comedy and signed with an acting agent.

The Backshop Show

After gaining success acting in the commercial world, Roy began creating his own video content with a team of writers, which soon became Roy’s first webseries called “The Backshop Show.”

This web series was the birth of Tigheland Productions in 2008.  Finding success in the commercial world, Roy moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue both acting and creative video production.

Tigheland Productions in Los Angeles

Shortly after getting settled in Los Angeles, Roy Tighe met Bud Smith, a two-time Oscar-nominated film editor, who owned and operated a post-production studio in North Hollywood.

Under Bud’s mentorship, Roy Tighe has directed, filmed, and edited over 500 videos ranging from web series, short films (Where’s Barry? Available on iTunes and Amazon), commercials for the internet and tv, feature films, and tv pilots.

In 2018, his award winning, feature documentary Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story premiered at the Whistler Film Festival and won Best Documentary at the Studio City Film Festival and The Hollywood South Film Festival.