Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?
Second Glance is my directorial debut.
What are you working on right now?
I’m in post production on another short The Best Bar in the World.
What do you want the audience to take away from your films?
I want people to think before they act and to realize there is more to a person than what early on judgements allow us to see.
What’s your favorite story from filmmaking?
No matter how much you plan, there are going to be surprises and things you didn’t think of.
What are your wildest dreams for your filmmaking career?
I would love to make a film that in 40 years later people are still inspired by it.
What is something bizarre about you?
I am a UPS driver during the day.
What currently inspires you?
Life, art, people. I am constantly surprised by and disappointed in people.
What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?
Write a story, shoot it, repeat.
Ryan’s film Second Glance won the Award of Excellence for a new filmmaker at it’s first screening at the San Francisco Film Awards.
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