Ryan produced ACCIDENT as well as VEHICLE 19, starring Paul Walker and upcoming productions include: CLEARANCE, FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET, THE HUNT, ANIMUS and NO HOME IN THIS WORLD.
He was previously Head of Development and Production and then Head of New Ventures at the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa. During his tenure, the NFVF saw the making and release of a series of Academy Award winning and nominated movies. His legacy included the establishment of a distribution division to handle innovative releases in South Africa.
Haidarian’s career began after graduating from the University of Texas’ film program, when he produced short films in Los Angeles - one of which premiered at the Manns Bruin Theater and headlines a symposium for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race. In 1999 Haidarian sold his first television series for syndication and produced THE STORY OF DARREL ROYAL with co-producer Richard Hull (producer of Miramax’s SHE’S ALL THAT). That and subsequent documentaries went on to win Telly and Communicator Awards and HBO/Peabody Awards.
Haidarian directed episodic television, produced independent features and directed commercials before moving to South Africa. He has won numerous awards for his work in socially conscious TV programming, including a bronze Clio for best TV campaign.
Name: Ryan Haidarian
Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa
Company: Forefront Media Group
Occupation: Distributor and Producer