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 eighteen festivals and won four awards. The trailer is posted here, and you can visit www.kleerbros.com/asingularity for more info.
I just completed the 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, which is now beginning a festival run. So far it is an official selection of ten festivals and won five awards. I found my crew on Stage 32! Visit www.kleerbros.com/ropetrick 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
Name: Kirk Ryde
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Kleer Bros
Occupation: Actor and Filmmaker
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/Short "A Singularity" Action On Film Festival
Best Sound Design "A Singularity" LAIFFA
Best Short Mystery "Rope Trick" Culver City Film Festival