Ryan Rivard is a filmmaker based in New York City. Originally from the “Live Free or Die” state, his short films have screened at the Coney Island Film Festival, Lake Placid Film Forum, and the Museum of the Moving Image.
He is currently in post-production on his next narrative short film b l u s h, a dark fantasy about a fit model who develops a distorted view of her body and the world around her.
Ryan is the Producer at Reel Works, a non-profit organization in Brooklyn that provides filmmaking programs for New York City youth. He helps run the in-house production company Reel Works Productions, a workforce training program that prepares the next generation of mediammakers for careers in the production industry.
With Reel Works, Ryan has produced projects for Hasbro, Samsung, Bank of America, VH1, American Express, and other non-profits. His credits also include two feature films: a narrative 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? (LA Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Urbanworld) and a documentary National Park Diaries, a film 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 screened at National Parks across the country.
When he is not creating moving images, he releases music under Nylon Jacket.
Ryan lives in Queens with Bryan and Brian.