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. 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. In September 2020, I directed Patience, a thriller set in a female institution, this is now in post-production and I'm excited for you to see it. As of April 2021, I have two short films in pre-production as a director: 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. Right to Die is a character-driven drama about euthanasia, this is a special project to my heart and we are currently at the funding stage.
I am currently seeking representation as a director.
What they said...
"An actors director and there aren't many of those!"
- Brooke Colman - actress in Waste
"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