María Gisèle Royo

Tutor, Creative Production (Film) and Film Production

The film industry never stands still and neither does María, who prides herself on constantly innovating her own creative process and those of her students. The Venezuelan teaches research methods, development, editing and narrative, and art direction on our Film Production BA and Creative Production (Film) MA film programmes. 

Before joining Catalyst in 2020, María founded an independent production company in Sevilla and worked in many different kinds of audiovisual projects. “I’m pretty excellent at working under pressure,” she tells us. 

In 2023, her film "On The Go" was selected for the Goes to Cannes initiative as part of the Marché du Film and selected at Locarno Film Festival as part of Cineasti del Presente competition.⁠ ⁠Read the feature in Variety magazine here.

One of the things that excites María most in life is true kindness. Her biggest piece of advice: never leave your inner child behind.