Ryan is a First Nations Producer, Executive Producer, Creator, Showrunner and Director with international credits. He is inspired by genre filmmaking from 1950’s cinema through to the 80’s genre films.
Ryan was the recipient of the AFC Producers Initiative Program in 2008 and produced the online component of Scorched which won International Digital Emmy in 2009.
In 2015 Ryan wrote and directed his first short film You Turn that had its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival receiving a Special Mention for Screen Writing and Directing. The film later screened in the festival’s Travelling Festival.
Ryan created, produced and wrote for the twelve-part, high concept genre series Cleverman which had its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and later screened at Series Mania in Paris. It aired on ABCTV Australia, Sundance TV and Netflix in the U.S.A and UK’s BBC3. Cleverman was Ryan’s first venture into TV and the show won multiple awards including 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’s VR series Lustration based on his comic book of the same name, was produced by New Canvas for Meta and released in 2021. The series premiered at SXSW, screened at Venice Biennale and multiple international festivals and was nominated for a Producer’s Guild of America Innovation Award.
Ryan recently wrote an episode of Eleven produced series Ten Pound Poms (BBC/Stan) and continues to develop his own original projects.
TEN POUND POMS
BBC/Eleven Film Limited (UK), 2021
Writer – Season 1 (Episode 3)
ABC/Sundance TV (US), 2016-2017
Season 2 (Episodes 1-6)
Season 1 (Episodes1-6)
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES
Dir: Tony Tilse, Every Cloud Productions, 2013
Village Roadshow/ Beyond Entertainment, 2021
YOU TURN (Short)
Writer / Director
THE CHUCK IN (Short)
Dir: Jon Bell, 2012
Dir: Wayne Blair, Goalpost Pictures 2012
LUSTRATION VR (4 x 6 min Series)
Facebook Reality Labs/Oculus TV/New Canvas, 2021
Executive Producer /Creator / Writer / Director
SxSW 2022 – Lustration VR
AACTA AWARDS Nominated x 5 for Cleverman (2017)
LOGIE AWARDS Nominated x 5 for Cleverman (2017)