C A M E R O N B E Y L
Writer // Director
Cameron Beyl is an award-winning director and writer of independent features, shorts, and documentaries. His work has been featured in numerous film festivals, museums and online media outlets like Sight & Sound Magazine, The Huffington Post, Vice Creators Project, Indiewire, and Slate. His narrative works have claimed top festival honors, lauded for their striking visuals and resonant storytelling. His ongoing video essay project, THE DIRECTORS SERIES, has also established him as a prominent voice in the world of online film scholarship, with Indiewire citing the project as a “significant contribution” to the discipline.
After graduating cum laude with a degree in film production from Emerson College, Cameron made his professional debut at the 2009 Zero Film Festival, taking home the Best Feature award for his experimental microbudget drama, SO LONG, LONESOME. The 2012 Oregon Independent Film Festival bestowed the Best Director award on his follow-up feature, the entirely-improvised character drama, HERE BUILD YOUR HOMES. In the years since, he has steadily built up a body of work that includes music videos, promotional content, and short narratives -- the most recent of which, the black comedy MATCHBREAKERS, screened at the 2015 HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood. He is currently developing a new feature, as well as serving as a member of the jury for the 2018 Princeton Independent Film Festival. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Chelsea, and his pug, Waffles.