I have been directing since 2011 when I directed my first short film, Stockholm, a thriller about Stockholm Syndrome, which premiered at the Madrid Film Festival and was even nominated for an award. After that I made The Christmas Party and Leap of Faith, two contrasting shorts: one about a crap office Christmas party and the other being a coming-of-age drama about a young man who loses everything and decides to go travelling. Both went to film festivals and Leap of Faith obtained distribtuion on TV in Europe and VoD platforms in Asia.
My directorial feature debut came in 2019 when I directed Waste, about a Londoner being released from prison and wanting to rekindle his relationship with his estranged daughter only to fall back into the same problems.
In May 2020, I directed Four Walls, a COVID-19 story about isolation. It was shot during lockdown in London and I directed remotely over Skype. It was one of the most challenging and enjoyable projects I had been a part of in recent years. My next two shorts are in pre-production: Same but Different, an Italian language-based movie where I aim to discover if a performance may differ when the source language is changed, in this instance we use Italian and English. A second - currently untitled project - set in a female institute, which I'm very excited about.
Stockholm, The Christmas Party and Leap of Faith can all be viewed by clicking on their respective posters below. Waste is currently in the festival circuit and Four Walls will be available to view as soon as we get it online. Same but Different is in pre-production.
I am currently seeking representation as a director.
What they said...
"Dominic Ryan is a superb director who has deftly crafted a short film that will resonate with anyone who dares to be an artist or has gone through life-changing experiences."
- Andrew Hunter Leap of Faith review IMDb
"Dominic's directing style is always positive, calming and offers great artistic lattitude to both cast and crew."
- Paul Dewdney - actor in The Christmas Party and Waste
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