Ryan is a creative and emotional writer and director of narrative fiction films, commercials and music videos.  He believes in story. Touching people’s emotions through narrative tales is a powerful and moving way to bring people together. 

Ryan recently completed the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Producing and Directing Program at USC where he was selected to direct the final film at the Disney Golden Oak Ranch.  Ryan also earned a Professional Certificate in Video and Editing from the UCSD Extension in 2015.

Ryan’s films have earned several awards including:

  • Grand Prize for Best Film at the Marcellus Movie Madness Festival (2016 for PUSHING),

  • Best Family Short at the Kansas City International Film Festival (2018 for GOLDFISH FUNERAL),

  • Audience Choice for Best Short at the Beliff International Film Festival (2016 for PUSHING),

  • Best Writing at the Filmatic Festival (2015 for INNER PEACE),

  • Audience Choice Award at the Oceanside International Film Festival (2015 for INNER PEACE),

  • And Best Cinematography at the Los Angeles Family Film Festival (2017 for PUSHING).

Ryan continues to pioneer award winning creative projects in his partnership with Fifty Square Feet.  In the works is an animated children’s short, which was born from Ryan’s soon to be published children’s book.