Ryan is a multi-award winning and BAFTA Nominated film director and actor. Credits include Choices, Minds of Glass,
Besieged, Falling & Perfect Strangers. He is also a skilled editor and Video Journalist. In 2005 Ryan turned to talents to in
front of the camera, training for two years in Acting & Performance primarily at Stow College, then furthering that
training with an Acting for Camera course taught by industry professionals such as Kahleen Crawford and Robert
Ryan feature film debut Lost At Christmas starring Sylvester McCoy, Clare Grogan and Sanjeev Kohli. opened in the top
10 streaming UK releases of Christmas 2020 and aired the following year on BBC One on Christmas Day, 2021.
In 2010 Ryan wrote, directed and produced his first short film Choices that earned him his 1st BAFTA Scotland
nomination. Ryan’s festive short film Perfect Strangers screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 and 20 other festivals
around the world. It went on to receive yet another BAFTA Scotland Nomination in 2016.
In 2017 Ryan partnered with renowned cinematographer John Rhodes (16 Years of Alcohol / Only Fools and Horses) on
the short film Sundown, an emotional drama starring Caitlin Blackwood (Dr Who) and Frazer Hines (Emmerdale,
Outlander) set on the remote island of Iona. Sundown premiered at the Oscar qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in LA
and went on to selected for over 20 film festival picking up awards for Direction, Drama, Music Score and Best of the
Currently Ryan has just directed his 2nd feature film Mercy Falls, a survival horror starring Outlander star Lauren Lyle.