Hailing from Dayton Ohio, Ryan graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration on directing. Since moving to Los Angeles, Ryan has worked consistently on major motion pictures and network television shows. Ryan’s short films The Jogger, Jungle Putt and Prick have enjoyed success on the festival circuit, appearing in The Beverly Hills Film Fest, SoCal Film Fest and LA International Film Fest. He was Grand Prize winner at Houston World Fest. Mercy Christmas is his first long feature film.