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The Heights [Trailer]
With 41 full-ride Division 1 scholarship offers, Brandon Jones is one of the most heavily recruited high school football players in the country. But beneath the stats, the college offers, and the very real possibility of achieving his dreams of playing in the NFL, he’s just a kid. And he’s facing the biggest decision of his life.
‘Five Star’ was selected as one of Vimeo's Staff Pick Premieres, a prestigious release platform aimed at helping festival favorites release in the digital space.
Five Star also played at SeriesFest and ITV Fest, both festivals aimed at promoting the best in independent television.
Here’s an interview with the film’s director, Ryan Booth and producer, Henry Proegler:
Ten Days is a documentary short that set out to explore the reality of dealing with a sudden diagnosis of longterm illness. However, the film, shot over the course of several months, continued to evolve and ultimately led to asking some profound questions about the meaning of success and what role "making it" can play in the lives of young, ambitious people.
"In the fall of 2015, while mindlessly thumbing through my Instagram feed, I stumbled across three images Michael Stevenson posted to his account. It was three white boxes, with the caption, "STARTING. FROM. SCRATCH."
I was intrigued, and after meeting up to chat about what prompted those posts, we embarked on a journey of trying to both understand and maybe even capture the moment. What follows is a film that has continued to morph and grow as realities changed before our very eyes. The film we set out to make is very different than the film you see here.
I'm incredibly grateful to Mike, for allowing me to poke around a very personal and meaningful moment in his life, and for his unflinching honesty about something we don't usually talk about in terms other than heroic."
Ten Days: A Modern Success Story
Google: Transmissions from Iceland
U.K. based musician, Lapsley, travels to Iceland to gather field recordings in an effort to create a custom sound library to use when she heads into the studio to make her next record.
Part of a Google Artist Initiative, "Transmissions from Iceland" was the first in YouTube's multi-episode "AMP" series.
"Transmissions from Iceland" - YouTube AMP featuring Lapsley
Fox Sports: Every Game is Everything
"Every Game is Everything" is Weiden + Kennedy's massive 15 spot campaign for Fox Sports promoting the 2017 college football season. Each school in the Big 10 received individual spots, as well as specific rivalry games as well as an overall anthem film. Ryan directed 10 of the individual school spots as well as co-directed the anthem film with Sam Pilling.
Agency: Weiden + Kennedy
"Helmet" - Ohio State for FOX Sports & FS1
"Nightmare" - USC vs. Texas Rivalry Game
"Every Game Is Everything " - College Football on FOX & FS1
Building on the experience of collaborating on the "Every Game is Everything" campaign, W+K tapped Ryan to direct a new BudLight campaign aimed at the Lone Star State.
The first spot, "Stamping Iron" played during the 2018 Super Bowl. A handful more spots will roll out throughout the remainder of the year.
Agency: Weiden + Kennedy
Bud Light - A Can Gets Its Star
Ryan has frequently collaborated on a variety of live performance projects with Vevo.
Ryan directed the majority of the "LIFT" series. Featuring all of the Best New Artist Grammy nominees, Lift is a single camera one-take series that takes an artist and puts them in a thematically relevant location as they perform a stripped down one-take of a handful of their most popular songs. Featured artists: Khalid, Julia Michaels, Amine, SZA, and Jesse Reyez.
Ryan also worked frequently on the "DSCVR" series in various capacities. DSCVR is a multi-cam one-take performance series featuring some incredibly dynamic emerging talent. Featured Artists: Abir, Sigrid, Shaed, Russ, Young MA, Maggie Rogers, Ella Vos, and dozens and dozens more.
Ryan also DP'd the "Vevo X" series which saw Vevo collaborating with established artists to create one-take performance video EPs by re-arranging songs of their current records. Featured artists: Lorde, Miguel, Demi Lovato
Khalid - Angels (Vevo Lift)
Julia Michaels - Worst In Me (Vevo LIFT)
Jessie Reyez - Gatekeeper (Vevo LIFT)
Lorde - The Louvre (Vevo x Lorde)
A tonal profile of Vincent Staples filmed for Spotify during the SXSW music festival.
Over the course of a week, nearly a dozen profile films were created featuring a wide range of artists that played the Spotify House at the festival. St. Lucia, Miguel, Kacy Hill, Lucius, The Kills, and about a dozen others.
This film is made from some extra footage that never got used in any official capacity. The sun was going down and the profile piece took a different direction using primarily stage footage.
Thanks to Spotify for being willing to be a bit experimental.
Additionally, Ryan has directed multiple show formats and series concepts for Spotify including a songwriter series in Nashville with Kacey Musgraves and Dierks Bentley and most recently multiple films for Rap Caviar with artists like Meek Mill, Young M.A., Romeo Santos, and more.
Specific videos available upon request.
Vince Staples - "Let it Shine" [directors cut]
Amazon Music "Unlimited" partnered with Justin Timberlake to create a companion commentary album to accompany the release of his latest full length, Man of the Woods.
Shot over the course of an evening at Jungle City Studios, one of the places the record was made, this multi-hour film is available exclusively to "Unlimited" subscribers.
This is the first in a series of Amazon Music exclusives Ryan is directing.
Teaser available upon request.
The Revenant: A World Unseen
A World Unseen is a documentary that uncovers the vision behind The Revenant and the parallel realities found in our world today. Alejandro G. Inarritu, visionary and director, opens up for the first time, about this 5 year journey and his personal revelations.
Director of Photography / 2nd Unit Director
The REVENANT / A World Unseen
MAKE is an exploration of the peculiarly modern pressures that go along with being an artist in the 21st century. Likes and status updates and a near constant awareness of what everyone is up to at any given moment. Are these things hurting the craft? Hurting the work?
In the end, what is success?
Produced by MusicBed, MAKE is a synthesis of the questions so many young artists find themselves asking as they begin their journey into being better makers. Shot over the course of six months during 2015, spanning 20 cites, interviewing nearly 20 filmmakers / muscians / artists over 30 production days, "No Permission Needed" will be a unique film standing at the crossroads of a new way of creating.
Produced by New York City based Bluff City Productions, this full length feature marks the directorial debut of Marc Menchaca and Josh Barrett and features Tobias Segal, Frankie Shaw, CK McFarland, Ron Hayden, and Barry Corbin.
THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was selected by numerous other festivals for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014. It was purchased by The Orchard and went on to a successful theatrical run. Available on iTunes and Amazon.