A graduate of the UCLA School of Film and Television, Ryan Darst is a filmmaker with over 20 years experience writing, directing and producing. 

Winner of the Alan S. Jacobsen Award for outstanding achievement in Directing and the Peter Stark Memorial Scholarship, Ryan has directed several award-winning films, such as LONG STORY SHORT (SCVFF Independent Spirit Award), DREAMWORLD (WSIFF Best Director, AUFF Audience Award, PMFF Best Picture) and WILDLIFE (Cannes Court Métrage, Utah Short of the Year). 

Recents writing credits include Strollers with Anthony Alabi and Adam Harrington, Here's To Life co-written with Mary McBain and Zeroes, co-written with Josh Covitt. Ryan is currently on a feature assignment for Columbia Pictures.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their six-year-old daughter, who loves movies a little too much.

“It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.” ― Jean-Luc Godard

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