Ry Wardwell

Ry Wardwell

Director, director of photography and editor in Portland, Oregon

About Ry

I just moved to Portland for a few months en route back to LA! Let's create something!

I became a filmmaker to craft and convey stories that promote positive social change. Storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of communication, and whether crafting narrative films that offer hope and strength, or documentary stories that bring awareness, I want to make a positive impact.

I have been a writer, photographer and musician since my early youth, but it is the combination of all three – the weaving of words, images and sound – that I find powerful and addicting. My passion for documentary storytelling is rooted in a range of social issues – including environment, food security, and various human rights. These are among the causes that guided my career efforts prior to filmmaking. My path has taken me from agricultural preservation to government consulting & regulatory design, to product development and strategic planning for hybrids and electric cars…and finally, to my passion and purpose: filmmaking.

Yes, I really do write, direct, shoot AND edit and I'm not above any role if I like the project. I work on documentary, narrative and commercial films and like to have projects going of each kind in order to always be doing something new. I'm always looking to surround myself and work with creative people so let me know what you're up to!

Name: Ry Wardwell

Lives in: Portland, Oregon

Occupation: Director, Director of Photography and Editor


  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (2013)
    Industrial by Casual Films 1st Assistant Camera

  • Haircut

    Haircut (2013)
    Film (short) by Ry Wardwell Films Director

  • Horsepower

    Horsepower (2013)
    Documentary by Ry Wardwell Films Director / Editor

  • Coconut Glen's Spot

    Coconut Glen's Spot (2012)
    Commercial by Coconut Glen's Ice Cream Director, DP, Editor

  • Group Talent Spot

    Group Talent Spot (2012)
    Commercial by Session 7 Media Director of Photography

  • Revolution Credit Spot

    Revolution Credit Spot (2012)
    Commercial by Session 7 Media Production Sound Mixer

  • Leather's Furniture Spot

    Leather's Furniture Spot (2012)
    Commercial by Session 7 Media Gaffer

  • Vitamin Water Internal

    Vitamin Water Internal (2012)
    Industrial by Session 7 Media Editor

  • No String Attached

    No String Attached (2012)
    Film (short) by Sam Nuttmann Director of Photography

  • Musical Beginnings

    Musical Beginnings (2012)
    Documentary by Ry Wardwell Films Director / Editor

  • Where I Go

    Where I Go (2011)
    Film (short) by Sam Nuttmann Co-Director Director


  • Copenhagen Business School

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)

  • University of Queensland, Australia

  • University of California, Los Angeles Extension's Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts Department (Los Angeles, CA)

Desert Island Movies

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  • Since: March 2013
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
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