Troy Lafaye

Troy LaFayeInstructor: Digital Video and Media Production

Troy has been making films since the age of 15 and has worked in a number of different industry segments and positions, including producing two independent feature films, numerous award-winning shorts, and a documentary.  His most recent work is as a producer, director, and story editor on the television series Transylvania Television, which aired nationally on the TUFF-TV network. Troy is also the Founder and Director of the Midwest Sci-Fi Short Film Festival. Troy has worked as a video production instructor since 2006 and teaches courses in production management, screenwriting, and video production at IPR.


  • B.F.A. Media Arts, Film/Video Production: University of Arizona
  • M.S., Entertainment Business: Full Sail University

Career Highlights

  • Producer/Director, Documentary: As Promised – Return to Fenetrange
  • Producer, feature film: Planetfall
  • Producer, feature film: The Retreat
  • 2012 L.A. Web Fest – Best Series, Writing, and Directing in Animation & Puppet Category
  • 2007 Telly Awards (Honorable Mention)
  • 2003 Wild Rose Film Festival – Best Short, Direction, Screenplay & Costuming