Ryan began his entertainment career in the theater, where he worked as an actor, director, and stage manager. He worked for the B street theater and the Sacramento Theater Company in Sacramento, California. In addition to his behind the scenes work, he performed in over one hundred productions all across the area in such roles as; Emile in South Pacific, The Devil in the History of the Devil, and originated the role of William Shakespeare in The Mermaids Tavern and Joseph in Three Messiahs Walk Into a Bar.
From acting, Ryan transitioned to the work of the playwright and had his first play, "Where's There's a Will There's..." produced in 2008. Which went on to publications with JAC Need publishing in 2010.
Eventually Ryan decided to leave the theater to pursue a career in film. So, he returned to college where he graduated with honors from Brooks Institute with a bachelors degree in Feature Film Production. He also received an award for special recognition.
Post graduation, Ryan went on to work on the documentary Let's Roll, which premiered at the Newport Beach International Film Festival where it was honored with outstanding achievement in documentary film.
Ryan went on to work on spec for various small production companies before returning to school for his masters of fine arts in screenwriting at Chapman University, and will graduate this spring. He had the wonderful opportunity to study under Michael Schiffer, Ron Friedman, and David S. Ward, as well as many other brilliant professors.
While in Graduate school, Ryan continues to do freelance screenwriting work and is set to complete two work for hire jobs before he graduates.
Name: Ryan Williams
Lives in: Orange, California
Occupation: Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright and Voice Actor
Film (Short, Comedy, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Writer After a traveling salesman checks into a roadside motel for a quiet night of relaxation, he soon realizes that the mysterious voice on his room's FM radio has other plans...SINISTER plans!
Film (Documentary, Action and Adventure) Writer In July 2011, six Los Angeles firefighters bicycle 3,300 miles in 45 days across America to honor those lost on September 11Th. Staying in firehouses along the way, they battle severe weather, physical injuries, and group conflict, which causes them to question if they can actually make it to New York. They thought firefighting was tough until they embarked on 'The Ride for 9/11.' This ride raised funds for the Leary Firefighters Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. Written by Anonymous
Sunset on Cabrillo Blvd
Film (Short, Comedy and Family) Actor The rise and fall of superstar Macie at her prime of age 7
The Four-Faced Liar
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a seemingly perfect couple meet at a local Irish pub tucked in the winding streets of the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bond and over time all of their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak for all. Written by Anonymous
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Chapman University (Orange, CA)
Brooks Institute (Santa Barbara, CA)