A graduate of the UCLA School of Film and Television, Ryan Darst is a filmmaker with over 20 years experience writing, directing, producing, shooting and editing countless projects. Winner of the Alan S. Jacobsen Award for outstanding achievement in Directing and the Peter Stark Memorial Scholarship, Ryan has created 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 credits include the comedy series, Film Permit Police; Funny Or Die’s Ryan Gosling Stole My Best Friend, the breast cancer survivorship documentary, Cancer? Seriously?; The Caper Kind, an adventure series starring Whit Hertford, Jon Heder & Kyle Mooney.

Ryan is currently directing the new-dad comedy series Strollers and in development on his third feature film. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three-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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