Kirk Ryde

Kirk Ryde

Kleer Bros
Actor and Filmmaker

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
November 2013
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About Kirk

Hello! I'm a Los Angeles based actor and filmmaker. I have a background in music and sound, and own a recording and post-production studio with vintage analog gear as well as digital recording and video editing capabilities. Over the years I've written several screenplays, recently did quite a bit of acting, and now branching out into directing and producing. I'm interested and meeting and working with fellow actors and film makers with a passion for good stories. Directors I admire range from Antonioni and Hitchcock to Scorsese and Lynch to Aronofsky and Nolan, but I also love a good comedy in the vein of Wilder or Allen, or even something downright heartwarming a la Capra. If it's honest on its own terms, I'm in. Let's work together!

My short film "A Singularity" (writer/producer/sound design/actor) was an official selection of nineteen festivals and won four awards. The trailer is posted here, and you can visit for more info.

My short film "Rope Trick" (writer/producer/director), a neo-noir drama starring SAF3 star Pia Lamberg and Magic Castle magicians Jackson Ridd and Steve Silverman, is in the middle of a festival run, with eighteen selections so far and six awards. I found my crew on Stage 32! Visit for more info.

I recently founded the Story to Screen Awards to fund a new screenwriter's first feature film, produced by my company Kleer Bros. Entertainment in cooperation with the Action On Film Festival. It's free to enter the Story to Screen awards if you submit to any category of Action On Film. Visit for more info.

I love this community and I'm proud to be a part of it. Best wishes in all your creative endeavors! - Kirk

Unique traits: Lover of the long shot. Explorer. Dog's best friend.


  • Best Science Fiction "A Singularity" West Coast Film Awards

  • Best Thriller "Rope Trick" West Coast Film Awards

  • Honorable Mention "Rope Trick" Los Angeles Movie Awards

  • Best Short Mystery "Rope Trick" Marina del Rey Film Festival

  • Semi-Finalist "Rope Trick" New Zealand Film Awards

  • Nominated Best Director - Short "Rope Trick" Action On Film Festival

  • Best Short/Short "A Singularity" Action On Film Festival

  • Best Sound Design "A Singularity" LAIFFA

  • Best Short Mystery "Rope Trick" Culver City Film Festival

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