Ryan Rivard is a filmmaker/producer/editor originally from the "Live Free or Die" state. His films have screened at the Coney Island Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, and the Lake Placid Film Forum.
He's currently in production on his next narrative short film - b l u s h. The film is a dark fantasy about a fit model who develops a distorted sense of her body image and the world around her.
Ryan is the producer for the in-house production company at Reel Works - a non-profit in Brooklyn that provides filmmaking programs for NYC youth. With Reel Works, he's produced projects for Hasbro, Samsung, VH1, American Express, and other non-profits. He's also worked on two feature films.
The most recent, National Park Diaries, is an uplifting, hour-long documentary that follows two Student Conservation Association crews as they protect the environment and bonds as teams in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The film will screen at National Parks across the country and film festivals in 2018.
Ryan was the Associate Producer on the first Reel Works narrative feature-length film, 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? Based on a student documentary by Bilal Ndongo, the film screened at the LA Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Urbanworld, BlackStar Film Festival, and Milwaukee Film Festival. 72 Hours is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube.
When he is not creating moving images, he releases music under Nylon Jacket.
Ryan lives in Queens with Bryan and Brian.
Photo by Jason Bergman