I’m Ryan Rivard, a filmmaker from the ‘Live Free or Die’ state. My short films have screened 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 help run our production company. Staffed by our students and professional freelancers, Reel Works Productions creates media for clients like Hasbro, Samsung, and VH1. We recently completed a national broadcast commercial for Bop It Maker. 

National Park Diaries, our feature-length documentary produced for American Express and the Student Conservation Association (SCA), follows two SCA crews as they protect the environment and bond as teams in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The film will screen at National Parks later this year

Our first feature-length narrative film, 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?, was an official selection at the LA Film Festival, Urbanworld, and the New Orleans Film Festival. The film will receive a VOD release in 2018.

When I’m not working on film projects, I can be found releasing music as Nylon Jacket.

I also like espresso and spritz.

I live with Brian and Bryan in Queens.


Photo by Jason Bergman