Ryan Curtis is an emerging director with a background of over five years of experience in Visual Effects Dept. As an on-set VFX supervisor Ryan has had the opportunity to work with some of the best directors in Television and has taken this opportunity to learn and form his skills based on the good habits of successful and talented people. Ryan started Directing with a short film in early 2015 called The Weirdo Hero, which went on to win a few awards from film festivals, including 4 x Best Director. Ryan was also awarded two film making grants by Telus Storyhive, for a short film called Homeowner, and Webseries pilot called Brewstars.
"The only reason I directed was to challenge myself, to see if I could do it. I had spend so much time watching others and learning from their mistakes, or accomplishments that I wasn't afraid to jump in with both feet. My first day directing I had three cameras crews, a production staff of 20 and about 100 background performers to orchestrate and turn out a 5 minute long wrestling scene with a half a day to film it. Regardless of the difficult first day, we made a fantastic scene, with lots of excitement and action. The entire directing process felt very natural. me, I was laser focused and razor sharp. Never before have I done something in which I felt so at home and natural. I love working with the crew, and helping to bring out all their great ideas by creating a collaborative team environment. My mandate for shooting a movie is "as film technicians we are here to hone our craft, meet new friends, and have fun, the bonus being that at the end we get a movie out it."
Ryan also come with a background in post production and enjoys editing, and working with other post departments in the pipeline.