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Upon receiving his M.F.A. in Film Production from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Troy worked for several years in New York City on independent features, music videos and television. He served as writer/director/editor at Mindpool Productions, creating commercials, corporate videos and video and animation design for concert tours (including Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Barenaked Ladies and the Beastie Boys). Troy’s films, Tractor For Sale (2006) and Brothers (2008), were showcased at many national and regional festivals, winning numerous awards and have been Official Selections at many major film festivals, including the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Charlotte Film Festival, Minneapolis/St Paul International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival.
Troy recently finished two new short films, Birthday Girl (2011) and Billfold (2011), the former winning a 2011 Cine Golden Eagle Award, Silver Remi from Worldfest Houston and Founders Choice Award from the 2011 Wildwood Film Fest. Troy is in development on his first feature film, Devil Blues, while continuing to develop his numerous other feature scripts, including The Son of Paul Bunyan and Solomon’s Train, which placed in the top 10 percent of the 2011 Nicholls Fellowship Competition and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.