Ryan Schwalm

Ryan Schwalm

Leeway Films

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
July 2016
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About Ryan

Creativity and leadership has been at the center of Ryan’s professional career for over a decade. Before focusing his talents on film and video production, Ryan’s work ranged from in-house creative strategy to development and execution of marketing and mixed-media campaigns, copywriting, photography, graphic design, and agency broadcast production.

Ryan excels at creative ideation and melds creative direction with marketable content through film/video and more -- uniquely executing content strategies and solutions to modern marketing challenges. His work has ranged for agencies, start-ups and corporate businesses nationwide from Chicago to Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Seattle.

He also tries not to speak in the third person this much.

Specialties: creative direction, creative project management, film and video direction, director of photography / cinematographer, graphic design / motion graphic design, digital strategy


  • Connection

    Connection (2017)
    Film by Leeway Films / Ryan Schwalm (Comedy and Short) Director A man and the world around him goes into a panic when the internet just up and leaves.

  • Ethereal

    Ethereal (2017)
    Film by Adam LaPine (Sci-Fi and Short) Producer

  • Purap Oasis: Defensive Chair

    Purap Oasis: Defensive Chair (2016)
    Video by Leeway Films (Comedy and Short) Director Commercial spot for an Amazon listing

  • Yoga for Salvador

    Yoga for Salvador (2016)
    Film by Wanderhouse Productions (Comedy, Drama and Short) Assistant Camera A prodigal sister returns home to her home in the San Juan Islands, desiring to sell an original Dali, the family heirloom, to save the world she and her husband have built. But first, she must win the artwork by defeating her free-spirited sister in the way they have since they were children - a yoga battle.

  • Dessinez-moi

    Dessinez-moi (2009)
    Film by Ryan Schwalm (Short) Director


  • AdWeek Best of Brand Hoaxes

  • Best Picture - "Dessinez Moi" - DePaul University

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