Born in Beirut in 1985, Roy studied cinema at la Fémis, Paris, in the directing department. He graduated in 2011 and, since then, has been pursuing his work still in between Paris and Beirut, with an equal interest for fiction and documentary. In 2012, with some colleagues he founded STANK, a production house based in Paris. Stank is a production house founded in 2012 by Roy Arida, Vincent Le Port, Louis Tardivier and Pierre-Emmanuel Urcun. As a collective of authors and directors, Stank aims to develop engaging and eclectics cinema projects by managing the entire process from its idea to its production without any restriction of style, length or format.