Born February 4, 2000, Ryan Henry Knight is an award-winning director and screenwriter from Alexandria, VA. He has involved himself in multiple realms of creativity, from the obvious filmmaking and visual art, to game development and clothing design.
The young artist is on a mission to not only expand in his areas of expertise, but to allow the opportunity for other creatives from across the map to truly hone their crafts and explore their potential. Ryan founded Cut x Sewn Magazine in 2015, a digital magazine and creative platform that features editorials and articles placing unheard talent under the spotlight. The following year, in 2016, Ryan applied his skills in creativity and branding to throw his first major event; Sense: A Creative Culture Convention. The event was laid out like a large scale art convention, featuring over 35 performers, designers, and visual artists from across the country, including an appearance from rapper, Goldlink.
The success and acclaim of the event led to Ryan creating Sense, a forward-thinking clothing brand where he worked and designed as the creative director for 9 months before realizing it was time for him to pass the torch and focus on his true passion; filmmaking. Now, Ryan spends his days and nights working on an array of projects, hoping to one day take his throne as one of the most prominent filmmakers to reach the big screen.
Unique traits: 18 year old filmmaker.
DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR Romance ⋄ Drama In the mid 1970s, a young woman faces tragic loss with the death of her husband. When she finds herself in love once again, tragedy seems follow her down her path to happiness.
Shy Killer Action ⋄ Fantasy ⋄ Thriller Mysteriously, a boy finds a dying mythical creature in the forest near his neighborhood.
Thanksgiving (Short Gothic Horror) Film-noir ⋄ Horror On Christmas day, a young woman named Annabel committed suicide. The question is... why?
BEAUTY CASTELLANO Drama ⋄ Romance A short film about a girl with 14 days to love.
Mother Lovecraft Fantasy ⋄ Horror During a session with her psychiatrist, Susan P. Lovecraft explains her son's darkside. Based off of the legend of Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
And Home We Came
Film (short) (Drama, Thriller and Short) Director, Writer, Producer A social psychological thriller/drama centered on a young African American woman named Mora and her Caucasian sister, Luciana, as they live with their abusive father figure. This story is a social commentary on a number of subjects: the struggle of the black woman, the oppression of all women, and the injustices in which people of color have fought for since the dawn of American history.
Film (short) (Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Producer A young girl’s strength is tested when she must hold an unbearable force behind closed doors.
Film (short) (Drama and Short) Producer, Camera Op/Cinematographer An emotional piece centered on a man mourning the death of a loved one.
A Discussion Project
Documentary (Documentary) Director, Producer A short documentary project in which each installment focuses on a different creative of a certain artistic medium in the Northern Virginia area.
Film (short) (Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Producer A young woman finds herself trapped in complete isolation. She must rely on brief memories and past heartbreak to recall who put her in this position and why.
Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Writer, Co-Director, Producer After facing a traumatic change in her life, a young woman and her friends bear witness to the discovery of a dark truth.
Film (short) (Drama, Horror and Short) Writer, Director, Producer While on a date, a boyfriend discover's something sinister about his lover's true nature.
Film (short) (Drama and Short) Associate Producer, Editor An arthouse film centered around a man who must make a life-changing decision.
Film (short) (Drama and Short) Producer After being separated from his brother, a boy imagines the reconciliation.
Film (short) (Drama, Romance and Short) Producer A love story that finds its destiny to be something of an unexpected nature.
Film (short) (Drama, History, Music and Short) Writer, Director, Producer An experimental short film centered on a young African American boy dreaming of living a carefree life of freedom. However, the reality of the African American struggle begins to haunt his thoughts, turning his dream into a nightmare.
Streams, an Arthouse Film
Film (short) (Drama, Thriller, Music and Short) Writer, Composer, Producer, Actor A gritty experimental short film that is portrayed as an art-house musical, symbolically visualizing three instances of love and loss.
Sam the Man: Take My Time
Music by CURFEW Records (Music and Short) Director
Bloody Disgusting "World of Death" Official Selection, "Mumbo Jumbo"
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, Film/Video
Jack and Jill of America, Distinguished Teen Award, Northern Virginia Chapter
New York International Screenplay Awards, 1st Place Best Short Screenplay, "And Home We Came"
LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! Short Film Contest, Third Place Finalist
Academic Honors Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design
LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! Short Film Contest, Second Place Finalist
Hayfield Film Festival, Best Motion Picture, "Dovetail"
Hayfield Film Festival, Best Director, "Dovetail"
Achievement Honors Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design
The Arts Facet Certificate First Place Award, Poster Art Competition, The Links, Inc.
"Classics Through The Ages" Scholarship, The Links, Inc.
Fairfax Collegiate Screenwriting Competition, Finalist
Fairfax Collegiate Screenwriting Competition, Finalist