Bruce Royer – President/Producer
Bruce is at the helm of Royer Studios, an award-winning education and entertainment corporation with over 30 years of technical and creative experience in film, video, and animation production. With a history of successful projects in the education and youth development markets, Mr. Royer brings integrity, commitment and extensive expertise to each of his productions. His passion for production is reflected in over 120 short films (live action and animated), and two feature films to his producing credit.
Royer is also committed to youth empowerment through media arts, engaging young people in experiential projects and programs that involve animation and video production. The goal is empowering and enabling youth to make a difference, be persuasive, enhance their imagination, and find their voices through art. To date, over 220,000 youth have participated in programs developed or co-developed by Mr. Royer.
Currently, Royer is partnering with the National Guard Youth Foundation and the Office of Naval Research to offer Royer Studios’ Animate My Action Plan (AMAP), a media-arts based vocational training program for underserved 16 to 18-year old high school dropouts. AMAP is currently being implemented in seven states across the country with plans to expand to 20 locations nationwide. In July 2018, Royer will launch AMAP Studios, a residential advanced training facility for cadet graduates with the goal of entry-level employment in the entertainment industry and a focus on 21st century careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).
Liz Granite – Vice President/Producer
With a passion for communication and collaboration, Liz Granite has used just about every form of media to share meaningful messages with audiences around the world. As Vice President of Royer Studios, Liz develops and implements programs that empower youth to express themselves through media arts.
As a twelve-year veteran of social media, Liz has helped clients from a diverse range of fields skyrocket their success by leveraging their web presence. She has ghostwritten numerous published books and served as the online voice for the country’s longest-running personal development company, PSI Seminars, for several years.
Liz attended the State University of New York at Purchase where she studied Literature and Philosophy before embarking on a career in music that resulted in independently releasing an album, securing several song placements in television shows such as ABC Family’s “Switched At Birth” and ESPN’s “X Games”, and playing live shows throughout California.
Ever active in her local community, Liz serves as the Producer of the Topanga Film Festival, Event Designer for the Los Angeles non-profit, FixNation, and volunteers for a variety of charities that benefit youth and animals.
Leszek Burzynski – Writer/Director/Talent
Starting at BBC Television, Leszek has pursued a successful career in feature film and television, which has taken him to many countries around the world.
Leszek directed the feature film, “Wooly Boys,” starring Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson and Keith Carradine; distributed by Lions Gate. In addition, Leszek produced “Love & Action in Chicago,” starring Courtney Vance, Regina King, Kathleen Turner and Jason Alexander, and executive produced “A Prayer for Rain,” filmed in India and starring Martin Sheen, Kal Penn and Mischa Barton.
Leszek’s corporate and advertising work has been recognized with numerous awards, among them a “Joey” at the San Jose Film Festival, a silver “Hugo” in Houston, a Creative Excellence award at the International Film & Video Festival and awards at the N.Y Film & TV Festival and at the Cannes Television Festival.
Leszek appeared on-camera as the “nature expert” in six TV spots for Geico, which ran nationally for 18 months, and he has also been the voice of the TV Atlantis Resorts & Casinos spots for more than two years.
Donald Royer – Creative Director
Don has been the principle creative director, cartoonist and illustrator for Royer Studios since it’s inception. He spearheads projects from our client’s brief to final deliverables including conceptual layout, print advertising, photographic art direction, photo retouching, website design, product packaging design, printing coordination, and public relations collateral.
Don has created for companies specializing in aerospace, banking/finance, beauty, distribution, education, energy, entertainment, fashion, hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, packaging, publishing, shipping/transportation, etc.
Don’s sense of humor and innovative approach are reflected in his cartoon character designs for product packaging, websites, and animation. His nickname, given to him by his third-grade cartooning students, is Mr. Doodle Doodle.
Larry Royer – Animator
Larry has been animating characters, text and graphics since 1983. His work experience includes motion pictures, TV series, commercials for local, regional and syndicated national television ad campaigns, CD-ROMs for the educational and entertainment markets, as well as on-line games. More than one of the projects he has worked on have garnered regional Emmy awards. Larry has a Masters degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.