I’m Ryan Rivard - a filmmaker from the Live Free or Die State.

I’ve written and directed short films that have played the Coney Island Film Festival, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Lake Placid Film Forum.

I’m the Producer at Reel Works, a youth media non-profit in Brooklyn. I run our production company staffed by our program's graduates and professional freelancers. With Reel Works, I’ve produced commercials and how-to-play videos for Hasbro, a documentary on conservation in the National Parks for the Student Conservation Association, and a feature-length narrative film, 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?, that played at the LA Film Festival, Urbanworld, and New Orleans Film Festival. 

I’m currently writing a new short film that tells the story of a fitting model, set to go into production this winter. 

When I’m not working on film projects, I release music as Nylon Jacket.

I live with Brian and Bryan in Queens.


Photo by Jason Bergman