A graduate of the film school at USC, Ryan has been writing and directing films since age fourteen. His work is characterized by a youthful exuberance he believes to be left over from an unfashionably happy childhood. Captivated by all things beautiful, mundane, ugly, unnoticed, discarded, and unappreciated he is, in short, endlessly fascinated by nearly everything. Accordingly his projects range from experimental spec commercials to feature length documentaries, and from award-winning music videos to Emmy-nominated travel shows. When asked how he does it Ryan responded, "I want to please God in everything I do; I want to make sure that no matter where I am or what I am doing, I am fitting into that little groove that God created just for me. I never want to be outside of that groove."