Ryan Singh

Ryan Singh

Ryan SINGH ENTERPRISES
Director, Actor, Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Photographer (Still), Producer and Voice Actor

Toronto, Canada

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About Ryan

Guyanese born, Ryan Singh is an Actor, Director and Producer. In 1993, Ryan immigrated to Canada, focused on becoming an Actor. He began developing his own projects, producing for stage, television and film. Forming a strong community network he started acting, directing, producing, and advocating for the Arts. Through his company Ryan Singh Enterprises, Ryan’s works as a performer or creator have shown on CityTV, Global TV, CTV, Rogers TVPlanet Africa in Canada, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, Netflix, Amazon, in the US, as well as several notable channels across the Caribbean.

As an actor Ryan has appeared in such films as Alexander Payne’s Downsizing (Matt Damon), Faisal Lutchmedial’s “Mr. Crab” which was a top 9 Canadian finalists for CBC’s Short film Faceoff in 2013, Sydney Furie’s “Conduct Unbecoming” and Sasha Moric and Matthew Bennett’s action film “11 Blocks”.

As a director, Ryan has worked with such projects as “Curse of Ham”, “Sweet Sweet Karaila”, and “Sex, Relationships and Sometimes...Love” for the stage. In addition, Ryan directed for Obya Entertainment the talk show pilot “All Out”, web series pilot “Unharnessed”, which received an O’Brian Award nomination for Outstanding Broadcast and “Fried Bakes and Dumplings” which won an Audience Choice Award at Jamaica’s GATFFEST. He also was a co-director for the short film, “I Rasta”, which was nominated for Best Short Film at the Reggae Film Festival in Jamaica. Ryan’s personal and intimate autobiographical documentary, "MOM", won Best Short Documentary at the 2013 Caribbean Tales International Film Festival.

Ryan also worked on “The Breadwinner”, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, which received a Gloden Globe, an Academy Award, 6 Canadian Screen Awards and several Annie Awards nominations, “IRL: The Series”, “Rasta: A Soul’s Journey” with Donisha Prendergast and "The Black Experience Project" video series.

Credits

  • Ray of Hope: Rathika Sitsabaiesan in Sri Lanka

    Ray of Hope: Rathika Sitsabaiesan in Sri Lanka (2020)
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  • South Africa

    South Africa (2020)
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  • He's Our President Too: Barack Obama

    He's Our President Too: Barack Obama (2020)
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  • Fireworks

    Fireworks (2018)
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  • Lovers N' Strangers

    Lovers N' Strangers (2018)
    Film (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department LOVERS & STRANGERS is an electrifying thriller that both frightens, overwhelms and gratifies the viewer to the point of no return then back again. What begins as a romantic drama set in a tropical paradise, slowly unravels into a modern tale of crime, betrayal, lust and greed. When duplicate lover's choose to be strangers the result is unforgettable. Written by Anonymous

  • Anna

    Anna (2017)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actor A woman's struggle to accept her fate finds hope and solitude with the innocence left in her heart.

  • Burning Rubber

    Burning Rubber (2017)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Newly engaged and recently pregnant Anjanette discovers her fiancé is having an affair. She sets a plan in motion to take revenge in a fiery way.

  • Hero

    Hero (2017)
    Film (Drama) Actor Inspired by the life and times of Caribbean war hero, judge and diplomat Ulric Cross whose amazing life spanned key moments of the 20th Century like WW2, African independence movements, Black Power, the rise of a new brand of Black leadership around the world, events that define our present reality. Written by Frances-Anne Solomon

  • Downsizing

    Downsizing (2017)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor "Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

  • Ambiguity

    Ambiguity (2017)
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  • Brown Girl Begins

    Brown Girl Begins (2017)
    Film (Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor A post-apocalyptic tale about a young black woman who is trapped in a world forced upon her. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die. The fantasy elements of Brown Girl Begins have their basis in Caribbean folklore, inspired by Nalo Hopkinson's award winning novel, Brown Girl in the Ring. It's 2049 and Toronto the Good has been taken over by the wealthy, who have built a wall around the city and expelled the poor to an island off the coast, known as The Burn. The segregated Burn dwellers have been forced to scrape out a living by bartering, recycling, and farming. Mami is the unspoken leader of the Burn, sharing her Caribbean herb lore and leading her followers in an ancient spiritual practice. Ti-Jeanne turns 19 and the time has come for her to succeed her grandmother and become a Priestess. When Mami tries to prepare her to take part in the same possession ceremony that killed ...

  • The Black Experience Project

    The Black Experience Project (2017)
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  • The Office Unfiltered

    The Office Unfiltered (2017)
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  • A Piece of Me

    A Piece of Me (2017)
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  • How to Calm Her Down

    How to Calm Her Down (2017)
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  • The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner (2017)
    Film (Animation, Drama and Family) Miscellaneous Crew From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis' bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

  • FAMILY DAY

    FAMILY DAY (2016)
    Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Actor A drug dealer gets caught in the middle of a family drama and has a unique way of resolving it.

  • Namaste

    Namaste (2016)
    Film (Short and Action) Actor A yoga instructor receives the visit of an old friend. The film has been made for the 48h film Project.

  • Graffiti Alley

    Graffiti Alley (2016)
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  • Housekeeping

    Housekeeping (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer A hotel housekeeper with a habit of frolicking with guests' belongings as she cleans their rooms, imagining herself in their lives, discovers an opportunity in one particular room to actually change her life.

  • Translations

    Translations (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer TRANSLATIONS is a story about tolerance and human compassion. An employer in search of new employees endures a wave of insults when she conducts the interview in a language different than that of the candidates.

  • Saving Dreams

    Saving Dreams (2016)
    Film (Drama, Music, Romance and Thriller) Producer BRENDA JACKSON has the talent to become a great singer. But her other dreams interfere with her following that path. When she meets STEVE REEDS she seems to have hit the jackpot-he has it all and he promises to introduce her to people in the music biz.Yet as time goes on, after their marriage, the promises fade and abuse becomes the norm. He even forbids her to sing around the house. Then surprisingly, he asks her to sing at a fund raiser for his new foundation. There, she is profoundly shocked to learn that his foundation helps abused women and children around the world. He is more powerful than she imagined! She finds it difficult to sing, but somehow manages to wow the audience with her angelic voice. At that banquet, she meets BAYO FRANKS, a music producer who gives her his card. Soon after, she finds herself pregnant. She hopes her pregnancy will soften her husband's attitude toward her, but he kicks her down the stairs, causing a miscarriage. When she returns home from hospital,... Written by Isioro T. Jaboro

  • Vampire Diner

    Vampire Diner (2016)
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  • 11 Blocks

    11 Blocks (2015)
    Film (Action) Actor John 'Concrete' Hong has one night to fight his way across a violent city and rescue the one he loves. After eviction from their apartment, John and Bethany Hong are forced to live on the streets of Union, a violent city where street gangs control the lower blocks. When John journeys to the bottom of the city to find work, the WCC gang corners him. After fighting his way out, he becomes the target of the corrupt Police Chief and his hired assassin, Finger.

  • Death

    Death (2015)
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  • Red Envelope

    Red Envelope (2015)
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  • AFK

    AFK (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Cyberspace and Cyberwar....what is right and what is wrong.

  • IRL: The Series

    IRL: The Series (2015)
    Television (Drama) Producer IRL (In Real Life) is a web series about the intersection of social media culture with contemporary life.

  • The High Cost of Dying

    The High Cost of Dying (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Based on the character "Beatrice" from the novel, SO YOU MIGHT BE A VAMPIRE. Beatrice emerges back into the world after an absence of ten years and stumbles through strange interactions in a world that is alien to her. On a mission to preserve what is left of her sanity, she attempts to visit old friends who are now all gone, but that brings her to the attention of two dangerous men... who may want to kill her. Written by Rodney V. Smith

  • Jane, Will You...

    Jane, Will You... (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Editorial department Away at his cottage, Joe writes a love letter to his long time girlfriend Jane, but just as he is about to ask her a very important question, he is interrupted by an unwanted guest.

  • Hannibal

    Hannibal (2014)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Actor Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

  • The Other Way

    The Other Way (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and News) Producer In the glitz and the glamour of a Bollywood dominated industry that India has today, we narrate the story of a parallel film-making community whose aim is not to create cliched blockbusters, but to tell a meaningful and thought provoking story through the medium of cinema.

  • Fried Bakes and Dumplings

    Fried Bakes and Dumplings (2014)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer Thanks to the seniors who willingly participated in the videos and shared their personal stories. It is our intention to show this video with other community groups in the hope that it can inspire others.

  • Mom

    Mom (2013)
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  • Educated

    Educated (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Actor It's the first day of real adulthood for our four main characters Jennifer, Phil, Kaitlin and Sara. They've all decided they want to be productive members of society, but they quickly realize they have absolutely no idea how to do that.Jennifer already crashed and burned on her first job interview, so she knows what the real world is like, but Kaitlin's got a full day of interviews to figure it out.Sara's decided to prolong her college life a little longer by going to law school, but she doesn't realize that undergrad and grad school are two completely different worlds.Phil's the guy who's got it easy: a cushy job at his dad's company. But if he wants to do more than sit in his office all day, he has to work hard to get hard work.

  • Bridge

    Bridge (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Life is never like it looks like. Two Indian gay men escape from their country to love a life they long for, but they can't escape from the pattern of their mind, or the set of their value. 'If under a certain circumstance, we can't be ourselves; given a different situation, can we totally be ourselves?' Written by Anonymous

  • iRasta

    iRasta (2012)
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  • Mr. Crab

    Mr. Crab (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actor Ten year old Rishi idolizes and fears his imposing father, who tells him stories about the crystal clear waters of his homeland of Trinidad & Tobago. An explosive temper keeps his son at a distance even though Rishi's father tries everything he can think of to build a bond. A quiet child, Rishi soaks in every word, and dives into his vivid fantasies of beautiful tropical fish deep in the ocean. The boy hides and escapes into this dreamworld, but even there, the frightening Mr. Crab with deadly sharp claws awaits him. Written by Anonymous

  • Sold Out

    Sold Out (2011)
    Film (Drama) Actor George and Eve in an effort to obtain a shipping company that will give them more money start a dangerous game that alienates them and fills their lives with insecurity and fear. While presenting an outward image of a harmonious and happy couple actually there are conflicts between them that over the course of the film reaches extremes. This is a movie about everything that is happening around us today. 'Sold Out' is the selling out of conscience, values and ideas in modern society. The lack of contact and communication, lost values and people that stop existing, disappear, when no one is interested in them. The protagonists suffer without reacting. Written by Anonymous

  • Conduct Unbecoming

    Conduct Unbecoming (2011)
    Film (Drama) Actor United States Marine Nick Dodd is charged with callously killing several civilians in Afghanistan. A military trial ensues. Written by IvanWong

  • Wilderness

    Wilderness (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor When Linda Michaels (Penny Eizenga) wakes to find her teenaged son, Kevin (Jamie Johnston), has left home in the middle of the night, she begins the all-too-familiar search for him in the gritty downtown streets of the city. Kevin refuses treatment for schizophrenia, causing him to become more and more erratic and paranoid. Linda visits the mental health clinic, but privacy laws prevent her from learning about Kevins medical status. Frustrated and helpless, she walks the streets and alleys in a desperate attempt to find him, only to see first hand, the homelessness and addiction that may well be a reality in Kevins future. When the mens shelter director, Bill (Kevin Hartley) locates Kevin crouching under a bridge, Lindas hopes soar, only to discover that Kevins psychosis has escalated. Fearful of police involvement and possibly jail, Linda hesitantly leaves Kevin under Bills watch. Linda, left alone with her thoughts and fears, must face the reality that ultimately, she has no ...

  • RasTa: A Soul's Journey

    RasTa: A Soul's Journey (2011)
    Film (Documentary, Biography, History and Music) Producer Rasta: A Soul's Journey tells the story of the journey of Rita and Bob Marley's granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, to eight (8) countries around the world to explore the roots and evolution of Rastafari. Her journey takes her to places where her grandfather's captivating performances and his message are still fondly remembered. The documentary boasts an uplifting and inspiring reggae soundtrack that features established as well as emerging contemporary, reggae stars such as Humble, Matisyahu and Damian Marley. This exciting mix of travel, music and culture packs a powerful punch that will appeal to audiences around the world. Written by Anonymous

  • Looking for Dawn

    Looking for Dawn (2011)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Camera and Electrical Department Looking for Dawn is a personal search of a filmmaker to explore how the skin color of a bi-racial actress could ultimately define her roles, career, self image and identity. Throughout interviews and archival footage Dawn Wilkinson explore how other bi-racial actresses are creating their own work in order to express themselves. Written by NKH

  • Pay in Full

    Pay in Full (2010)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor A con like you never seen before. The mid 80's saw the birth of a new generation of Con Artists, known as 'Piffers'. They don't just steal your money-they steal your dreams. Driven by sex and greed, Piffers pose as talent agents, preying on the hopes and dreams of aspiring actors and models, desperate for the promise of fame and fortune. After a bad run Sonny your average guy is in desperate need for a job to support his family. He begins to work at the agency, not knowing what the future would have in door for him. He is now confronted with making a choice staying at the agency making lots of money, getting whacked, keeping a lover or losing his family, or quitting? Written by Anonymous

  • Fantasy Reality

    Fantasy Reality (2010)
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  • The Weight of Tradition

    The Weight of Tradition (2009)
    Film (Short) Actor The Weight of Tradition a film that tells the story of oppression of individuality through dance.

  • Chains

    Chains (2009)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Actor The place is an underground society of approximately two hundred humans calling themselves the rubbish dwellers, whose existence is much more bleak than the golden ones who live above ground. Underground, water is a scarce and precious resource. Munk, the society leader, places couple Chain and Fric on trial for growing a yellow gerbera daisy, which required them to use water for no practical purpose. A tenet of the society also states that beauty, such as in a flower, distracts from the tasks associated with the basic goal of survival. If convicted, they will be severely sentenced apropos to the specifics of the crime itself. Chain tries to argue their case from multiple perspectives, which if she succeeds would throw the entire belief system of the society out the window. Written by Huggo

  • Not Committed

    Not Committed (2007)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer A woman can't remember her life before being committed to a mental institution. She has been released and is living in her apartment. She cannot remember if she killed her boyfriend or not.

  • Importance of Being Honest

    Importance of Being Honest (2006)
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  • George's Lament

    George's Lament (2001)
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  • End of the Rope

    End of the Rope
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A woman (Molly, Played by Winsome cooper)Has mysterious dreams that feel like they are really happening. Meanwhile her path keeps crossing with an Obviously distraught, disturbed woman (Gina, Played by Regina Zhvanetski). Molly soon comes to realize her dreams and the woman are connected.

Education

  • Seneca College
    (2012-2012)

  • University of Windsor
    (1996-2000)

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