Born in Dallas, TX ('84-'93), exposed to Rage Against the Machine and Stanley Kubrick in Glastonbury, CT ('93-'96) and started making videos in Roswell, GA ('96-'02). BFA Film/TV Savannah College of Art and Design ('06).
Ryan loves cinema, music, hot sauce, Tekken, yoga, cooking, reading and living. Member of the National Board of Review.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2018 - Webby Awards Nomination, Milan Film Festival, Japan Short Shorts Festival, Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Macon Film Festival, Las Cruces Film Festival, Fiver Int'l Screendance Festival
2017 - IFP Screen Forward Lab, SXSW, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, Orcas Island Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Harlem Int'l Film Festival, BKWF Best Cinematography Award, Vimeo Best of the Year and 3 Staff Picks
2016 - 25 New Faces of Independent Film, 2 Gold Cannes Young Director Awards, D&AD Graphite Pencil, 2 UKMVA Nominations, SXSW, LA Film Festival, Fantastic Festival, Denver Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, 3 Vimeo Staff Picks
2015 - Maine Int'l Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, New England Online Festival, Williamsburg Independent Film Festival - Spirit Award