Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

CEO at Simply Resistible Productions
Screenwriter and Producer

Saskatoon, Canada

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About Ryan

Ryan Johnston is a screenwriter and independent producer from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Ryan owns and operates Simply Resistible Productions, where he’s currently self-publishing an Adult Comedy graphic novel that he and his creative partner wrote and created, called "High Noon Vol. 1 - The Dead Man’s Mustache." For twelve years, Ryan has worked in the bar industry, where for the last five he was a managing partner of 15 bars across Canada.

Ryan attended the Vancouver Film School, where he graduated with a diploma in Screenwriting.

Ryan’s portfolio currently consists of:
- Two Action/Comedy feature-length scripts - one of which recently placed as a quarter-finalist in the Stage 32 Action/Thriller Screenplay Competition.
- One Animated Comedy feature.
- Two single-camera Comedy TV pilots.
- Two Adult Comedy animated series, one qualified as high as semi-finals in the ScreenCraft Animation Screenplay Competition and the other as high as quarter-finals in the Stage 32 Animation Screenplay competition.

Ryan’s currently co-writing a Romantic Comedy and working on his own Action/Comedy feature-length. If Ryan isn’t writing or producing, he’s proudly taking care of his beautiful 6-year-old daughter and selling property in Mexico's Riviera Maya.

Unique traits: He's outgoing, fun, personable, and brings an infectious energy to any situation.

Loglines

  • Hallows Eve High

    Hallows Eve High Budget: $10M - $30M | Family Animation The teenage son of Frankenstein travels to the Human Realm in search of monster hunting technology, taking on angry mobs, witches, and his own insecurities to create a camera filter that will allow his vampire crush to finally be seen on monster media.

  • Club Fred

    Club Fred Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy In an attempt to never grow up, a keen party boy takes a job at a Mexican resort only to find himself surrounded by love triangles, debaucherous guests, and cultural differences forcing him to do a lot more growing up than expected.

  • Baby Blues

    Baby Blues Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Comedy A wanna-be playboy's life is turned upside down when he goes home for a friend's wedding and impregnates a young mother of two.

  • El Güero

    El Güero Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Comedy After being kidnapped by a Mexican cartel, a lonely, overbearing tourist looks to fit in by helping the cartel rob Mexico’s most dangerous drug lord, throwing him into a world of drugs, crime, and rival gangs.

  • FTW

    FTW Budget: $100K - $1M | Adventure Comedy After shaking on a bet to see who can have sex with someone from every country, a group of eccentric coworkers travel around Europe to up the stakes and learn about life, love, and friendship while on the run from Romania's most notorious mob boss.

  • Livin' The Afterlife

    Livin' The Afterlife Budget: $0 - $100K | Animation Comedy A young, empathetic stoner dies and discovers his grandpa is a mafioso Don who runs the afterlife and must help him maintain the balance of good and evil before crossing over into heaven.

  • High Noon

    High Noon Budget: $0 - $100K | Animation Comedy After a run-in with The Lawmen, an overbearing swindler, a weary gun-for-hire, and the semi-mystical creature known as Bigfoot decide to move their grow operation and must fight off gangs, con artists, and money-hungry bureaucrats to become the first known weed growers and dealers in history.

  • Turn Back Time

    Turn Back Time Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Comedy After learning that their ex-classmate has become an evil tyrant who’s set to destroy the world, two assassins and a bounty hunter are sent back in time to put a stop to the oppressor, only to find that their past actions may have been the source of his evil ways.

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist at the Screen Craft Animation Screenwriting Competition
    (2020)

Education

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