Troy McCall was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1979. After graduating from high school he studied Architectural Construction Technology at St. Cloud Technical College (Minnesota). In between courses he would make short films with his childhood friends. In 1999 he decided to drop out and pursue his interest in filmmaking. In 2001 he attended the Hollywood Film Festival where he sat in on panels and listened to numerous hours of lectures about the industry. At the festival he met Tom Tangen an Independent film Actor/Producer who invited McCall to the 2002 Sundance Film Festival to help with Presswork for Elusive Entertainment. On his trip home he decided to enroll in Film School.
In fall of 2003 Troy began film school and at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He was mentored by Ali Selim, director, “Sweetland.” Also, Thomas Pope, screenwriter, “Bad Boys.” In 2007, for the 48 Hour Film Project, Troy won Best Cinematography for, “Midnight Motel.” Also that year for the Film Racing, Best of Minneapolis, Troy won another cinematography award for, “Death Favor.”
Troy currently freelances and works in television at shop NBC as a Director of Photography. His recent television and commercial credits are the Amsoil Snocross Series for Versus, Directed by Andy Hunt (LONG HAUL PRODUCTIONS), The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), and Second Harvest Food Bank, Directed by Mike P. Nelson. (MAKE VISUAL)