Ryan is an independent director/writer living in New York City.
Ryan attended Emerson College, and received a BFA in Acting. After college he was a professional actor for several years. At that point he decided to learn the craft of editing in order to eventually create his own work and hone his skills as a director.
Ryan worked as a video editor and animator in the advertising, PR and production industries for years. The experience working with directors both as an actor and editor/animator provided Ryan with a wide array of tools to use as a director, and has completed that transition over the past 3 years.
His recent client list includes THE WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH PROGRAM, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, CRUNCH FITNESS, POUND FITNESS, and THE MILES GROUP.
THE COLLECTOR, a short documentary that Ryan shot, directed and produced, won best documentary at the New York Downtown Short Film Festival and played many other film festivals in the US and abroad. He is currently in production for a feature-length documentary based on the same subject.