Ryan is a notable show runner with credits in writing, producing and directing. Ryan joined the film industry straight after obtaining his Bachelor of Communications. Since then he has participated in the online component of the Digital Emmy winning Scorched and was a recipient of the AFC (Screen Australia) Producers Initiative Program.
In 2015 Ryan wrote and directed his first short film You Turn that had its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival and received a special mention for his Screenwriting and Directing. The film later screened in the festival’s Traveling Festival that screened all around Australia.
Ryan worked with Goalpost Pictures on his twelve-part, high concept genre series called Cleverman; which he created and wrote for. Cleverman had its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and later screened at Series Mania in Paris. The show aired on ABC in Australia, Sundance TV and Netflix US and BBC3 in the UK. Ryan produced the first season and wrote and produced series two. He worked in a showrunners capacity by maintaining his vision across all departments but also by consulting with Traditional Aboriginal Elders around the cultural elements in the show.
Cleverman is Ryan’s first venture into TV and the show has already won awards nationally, one being for Best Series at the SPAA Awards and thanks to WETA (Lord of the Rings), Cleverman won Best Hair and Makeup at the ACTAA Awards.
Ryan is currently writing two high concept TV genre shows and turning his comic book Lustration into a Virtual Reality experience.
CLEVERMAN (Series 2) ABC 2017
Creator / Writer / Producer
CLEVERMAN (Series 1) ABC 2016
Creator / Producer
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES Dir: Tony Tilse, Every Cloud Productions 2013
ERNIE BRIDGE ABC 2012
INDIGENOUS ANZACs ABC 2012
BRIGGS ABC 2011
YOU TURN (Short) 2015
Writer / Director
THE CHUCK IN (Short) Dir: Jon Bell 2012
THE SAPPHIRES Dir: Wayne Blair, Goalpost Pictures 2012
AACTA AWARDS Nominated x 5 for Cleverman (2017)
LOGIE AWARDS Nominated x 5 for Cleverman (2017)