Ryan has written for linear and non-linear media in film, TV and new media. He is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab’s Interactive Art & Entertainment Program, the National Screen Institute’s Features First Program and the inaugural National Screen Institute’s playWRITE Program for video game writing. He has taught transmedia nationally, including Melting Silos for the National Film Board, at the Banff New Media Institute for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and the Transmedia Production Lab for in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Ryan has served as the President & CEO of Rogue Nation Studios and as the Executive Director of Canada’s first video game incubator Fortune Cat Games Studio. As the current community manager and in-house content creator for Celtx, Ryan fosters community, discussion and feedback among Celtx’s 2,000,000 users in over 170 countries. He lives with his family in St. John’s, Newfoundland.