Hi. I'm Ryan Rivard, a filmmaker, producer, and editor based in New York City. Originally from the Live Free or Die State, my films have screened at the Coney Island Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, and the Lake Placid Film Forum.
I'm the Producer at Reel Works - a non-profit in Brooklyn that provides filmmaking programs for NYC youth. I help run our in-house production company Reel Works Productions. Staffed by our graduates and professional filmmakers, we produce content for Hasbro, Samsung, VH1, American Express, and other non-profit organizations.
With Reel Works, I've worked on two feature films. Our 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.
Our narrative feature-length, 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?, was developed at Reel Works based on 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 scheduled for VOD/streaming release in February 2018.
When I'm not making moving images, I release music under Nylon Jacket.
I live in Queens with a Bryan and a Brian.
Photo by Jason Bergman