Ryan Uytdewilligen was born in Lethbridge Alberta and raised on a farm just north of the city. It was there that his family and surroundings would give him countless stories and inspiration for novels and screenplays. He grew up participating in 4-H as any good country kid should and graduated from Kate Andrews High School with aspirations to write and perform.
He studied Broadcast Journalism at Lethbridge College which led to several years as a reporter, freelance writer and blogger, On Air Traffic News Anchor, Media relations for the Vancouver International Film Festival, and a copywriter for various radio stations. He made the move to Vancouver in 2014 to pursue creative writing, studying film and television at Vancouver Film School.
Ryan optioned his first screenplay in 2015 to Look to the Sky Productions. The script is currently in development and led the company to hire Ryan to write two separate scripts for development. A second script was optioned with Witty Entertainment. In 2016, Ryan published two books – the first a nonfiction film history called 101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies through Algora publishing. His second book and first fiction work was released in mid September, a young adult novel called Tractor through Sartoris Literary.
Ryan continues to write screenplays, novels, and nonfiction works. He has written and produced two short films, Tea Time (2014) and Even the Devil Swiped Right (2015), written sketch comedy for the Vancouver television show Unfiltered, and has given creative writing lectures at Oklahoma State University, Vancouver Film School, and Lethbridge College.
Name: Ryan Uytdewilligen
Lives in: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Author, Film/theatre Journalist and Screenwriter
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Writer After screwing up his chances winning over the girl of his dreams, Mark goes to see Harry, the owner of a local Time Travel Company. But after Mark begins to use the machine for every little mistake with the girl, Harry finds himself falling in love with her.
Vancouver Film School