Ryan Hamelin

Ryan Hamelin

Climbing Higher Pictures LLC
Director, Assistant Director, Camera Operator, Director of Photography, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter and Special Effects Supervisor

New York City, New York

Member Since:
July 2011
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> 2 weeks ago
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About Ryan

A graduate of NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan has spent the last few years working tirelessly on sets ranging from small independent films (Don Jon, A Birder's Guide to Everything) to Hollywood Blockbusters (The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America: The First Avenger). He's worked as a 1st Assistant Director on various projects, and has directed three short films of his own (Going Down, Fortitude, and The Final Illusion) with several more films in pre-production.

Alongside personal projects, he's produced several other shorts, and acted as a production manager/writer/director for the web based comedy troupe The Horse Thing. With the recent acquisition of the MoVi, Ryan has become an active camera operator and acts as the "Gimbal Op" or "Runner" for the two person operated rig.



  • Negotiator

    Negotiator (2017)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department

  • New York Is Dead

    New York Is Dead (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A darkly hilarious series about two broke New York City artists who become hired killers to make ends meet.

  • Howeds

    Howeds (2016)
    Film (Biography, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Midsummer in Newtown

    Midsummer in Newtown (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Youth in Oregon

    Youth in Oregon (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department

  • New York's Funniest

    New York's Funniest (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Characters

    The Characters (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Shelter

    Shelter (2014)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.

  • The Vigilante

    The Vigilante (2014)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The year is 2046. When a genius orphan on the run meets a 'neurocorrected' serial-killer recently released back into society, the two of them find themselves on a dangerous road to redemption.

  • The Sound and the Fury

    The Sound and the Fury (2014)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Directed by and starring Academy Award nominee James Franco, The Sound and The Fury captures the lives and passions of the Compsons, a once proud Southern family caught in a tragic spiral of loss and misfortune. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner author William Faulkner and considered among the 20th century's greatest works, The Sound and The Fury encapsulates the universal theme of the death of honor, social injustice and forbidden love. Written by Anon

  • Crazy Glue

    Crazy Glue (2014)
    Film (Animation, Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Crazy Glue is a film about one woman's unique solution to holding things together when she feels like her life and her relationship is falling apart.

  • The Final Illusion

    The Final Illusion (2014)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director "The Final Illusion" centers around the last sold out performance of the world renowned magician "Phineas the Magnificent". Phineas's daughter Sarah, having not seen her father in almost 20 years, has arrived at the theater to bring him some important news, tidings that may serve to rekindle the relationship they once shared. Have the intervening years proved too much of a strain, or is there still room for a little wonder in the life of a celebrated illusionist? Written by Anonymous

  • Friends and Romans

    Friends and Romans (2014)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A group of lifelong mob movie extras mount a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater in order to finally get some speaking roles. But the theater is the secret hideout of a real-life gangster who fancies himself an actor, and whom the FBI are hunting for the recent murder of a Broadway producer. The Feds insert their own undercover agent to audition for the role of Cassius, seeking to determine who is the real gangster among a cast of make-believe criminals. All the while, the oblivious cast seek only to prove to themselves, their families, and friends that they are more than just extras.

  • Celebrity Ghost Stories

    Celebrity Ghost Stories (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Celebrities talk about paranormal experiences that they've had.

  • Introducing the Superdesk

    Introducing the Superdesk (2014)
    Commercial by The Barbarian Group MoVi Operator Acted as MoVi Gimbal Op along with Erin Trout (MoVi Remote Op) for the video "Introducing the Superdesk" for The Barbarian Group.

  • Gatorade - Fierce

    Gatorade - Fierce (2014)
    Commercial by Gatorade MoVi Operator Acted as MoVi Gimbal Op along with Erin Trout (MoVi Remote Op) on the Gatorade spot "Fierce" for Jake Oleson.

  • Nowhere to Hide

    Nowhere to Hide (2014)
    Music by Crobot MoVi Operator Acted as MoVi Gimbal Op along with Erin Trout (MoVi Remote Op) on the Crobot - "Nowhere to Hide" music video.

  • NYC Ballet Gala Presentation

    NYC Ballet Gala Presentation (2014)
    Commercial by Buffalo Picture House MoVi Operator Acted as MoVi Gimbal Op along with Erin Trout (MoVi Remote Op) on a New York City Ballet Gala Video for Felix Thompson and Brandon Roots, produced by Gabrielle Nadig.

  • Rollerskating Promo

    Rollerskating Promo (2014)
    Commercial by Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon MoVi Operator Acted as MoVi Gimbal Op along with Erin Trout (MoVi Remote Op) on a promo for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

  • Discover Art

    Discover Art (2014)
    Commercial by Depict MoVi Operator Acted as MoVi Gimbal Op along with Erin Trout (MoVi Remote Op) on the documentary "Depict - Discover Art" for the CA based company Collaborative Method.

  • A Birder's Guide to Everything

    A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. Written by Crossroads Films

  • Cold in July

    Cold in July (2013)
    Film (Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In 1989, in the east of Texas, Ann Dane overhears a noise during the night and awakes her husband Richard Dane. He picks up his gun and stumbles with a burglar in the living room and accidentally shoots and kills the intruder. He is identified by the police as the wanted criminal Freddy Russell, but Richard is affected by the incident. Richard goes to the cemetery to see Freddy's burial and his father Ben Russell, who is also a criminal on parole, talks to Richard and asks for his son. Richard brings his son from the school and meets his wife at the police station, but the police inspector Ray Price cannot do anything to help him. Soon Richard finds that someone has broken in his house and the police officers stake out the place. However Ben breaks in the house but escapes. Ray calls Richard to tell him that Ben was arrested in Mexico and the case is closed. While leaving the station, he sees a picture of Freddy Russell and he realizes that he is not the burglar. Richard ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Don Jon

    Don Jon (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. Written by SophiaLB

  • Paesyeon-wang

    Paesyeon-wang (2012)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. Written by WellardRockard

  • The Dictator

    The Dictator (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew The Republic of Wadiya is ruled by an eccentric and oppressive leader named Hafez Aladeen. Aladeen is summoned to New York to a UN assembly to address concerns about his country's nuclear weapons program, but the trip goes awry. Written by Sam

  • Men in Black 3

    Men in Black 3 (2012)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew After breaking out of a moon-based maximum security prison, Boris the Animal decides to go back in time and eliminate the person who arrested him - Agent K. When he does so, Agent J realizes that the time line has been changed and he too travels back to July 15, 1969, the day before Agent K is killed. After overcoming some disbelief, J manages to convince K and others of just who he is and why he's there. With the help of a being who can see all time lines, they track Boris down. J also learns a secret, something K had never told him. Written by garykmcd

  • Going Down

    Going Down (2011)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Drama and Short) Director Two hitmen and an elderly woman in an elevator together. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

    The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
    Television (Adventure and History) Camera and Electrical Department

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