Ryan Lucht is a writer, director, cinematographer, and editor with a focus on horror films and dramas. He is a 2020 graduate of Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania, and is currently attending Cleveland State University where studies Film and Media Arts with a focus on Writing and Directing.
Growing up outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, his interest in film began at a very early age. He lived nearby many filming locations including the Monroeville Mall where the original 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead took place. Ryan has made films ranging from Horror, Arthouse, Experimental, Action, Drama, and Documentary. His films have been shown at many film festivals.
He is an award winning filmmaker who has won an Award of Merit from The Best Shorts Competition, First Place at The George Romero Teen Film Contest, a Student Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Form Documentary from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Mid-Atlantic Chapter), a Semi-Finalist Award from Dumbo Film Festival, Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalist Summer 2020 from the Portland Comedy Film Festival, and many more.
He hopes to find a career in making Independent Feature Films in the arthouse/horror genre, and believes film is the greatest form of art to express ideas, emotions, and statements.
Best Editing
Date of Death
CSU School of Film & Media Arts Student Film Festival
Cleveland
2023
Best Screenplay
Date of Death
CSU School of Film & Media Arts Student Film Festival
Cleveland
2023
Official Selection
Date of Death
CSU School of Film & Media Arts Student Film Festival
Cleveland
2023
Best Poster Nominee
Knucklehead
Cannes Shorts
2022
Best Poster Nominee
Scenario
Cannes Shorts
Cannes, France
2022
Official Selection
Scenario
The Cut Film Series
Canton, Ohio
2022
Official Selection
Scenario
CSU School of Film & Media Arts Student Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
2022
Outstanding LGBTQ Film
Scenario
Short. Sweet. Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
2022
Special Mention
Scenario
One-Reeler Short Film Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2022
Official Selection
Scenario
Short. Sweet. Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
2022
Best Poster Nominee
Washout
Cannes Shorts
Cannes, France
2022
Spotlight Silver Award
Childish
Spotlight Short Film Awards
Atlanta, Georgia
2022
Official Selection
The Talk Show
FLICKFAIR Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2022
Award of Recognition Concept (Student)
Scenario
Best Shorts Competition
La Jolla, California
2021
Award of Recognition LGBTQ+ (Student)
Scenario
Best Shorts Competition
La Jolla, California
2021
Official Selection
Operator
Friday Night Frights at Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
2021
Official Selection
Frostbite
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2021
Official Selection: Silver Bullet Virtual Screening
Clean Your Room
Shockfest Film Festival
2021
Nominee: Best Gore
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Nominee: Best Kill
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Nominee: Best Original Concept
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Nominee: Best Atmosphere
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Nominee: Best Editing
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Nominee: Best Director
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Official Selection
Sacrilege
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Official Selection
The Talk Show
Shockfest Film Festival
Virtual
2021
Nominee: Best Short Script
The Talk Show
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Official Selection
The Talk Show
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021
Official Selection: Silver Bullet Virtual Screening
Driving Lesson
Shockfest Film Festival
2021
Best Stories
Clean Your Room
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2020
Biggest Twists
Clean Your Room
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2020
Official Selection
Clean Your Room
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2020
Screenplay Horror Short (1-40 pages)
Sacrilege
Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
Wilsonville, Oregon
2020
Official Selection
Sacrilege
Reel Horror Fest
Lombard, Illinois
2020
Silver Tier
Sacrilege
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Semi-Finalist
Sacrilege
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Silver Tier
Rinse & Repeat
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Youth Contest Winner
Rinse & Repeat
Lights, Camera, Quarantine: The Sequel Video Contest
Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Semi-Finalist
Rinse & Repeat
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Official Selection (Screenplay)
The Talk Show
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalist Summer 2020
The Talk Show
Portland Comedy Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
2020
Official Selection (Screenplay)
The Talk Show
Portland Comedy Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
2020
Bronze Tier
The Talk Show
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Official Selection
The Talk Show
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Talk Show
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Bronze Tier
Rigby
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Semi-Finalist
Rigby
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Best in Category, Documentary
The Farm
DMAC
Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Bronze Tier
I'm Driving Myself Crazy Trying To Come Up With The Perfect Idea
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Best in Category, Video as Art
I'm Driving Myself Crazy Trying To Come Up With The Perfect Idea
DMAC
Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Semi-Finalist
I'm Driving Myself Crazy Trying To Come Up With The Perfect Idea
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Official Selection 2020
Driving Lesson
HorrorHound Film Fest
Cincinnati, Ohio
2020
Semi-Finalist
Driving Lesson
Dumbo Film Festival
Dumbo, New York
2020
Bronze Tier
The R.I.P.PER
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Award of Excellence, Digital Cinema
The R.I.P.PER
DMAC
Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Semi-Finalist
The R.I.P.PER
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Bronze Tier
Traum Foto
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Official Selection
Traum Foto
Houston Horror Film Festival
Houston, TX
2020
Semi-Finalist
Traum Foto
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Bronze Tier
Ellipsis
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Semi-Finalist
Ellipsis
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Bronze Tier
The Missing
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Missing
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Bronze Tier
Saltate
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Semi-Finalist
Saltate
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Bronze Tier
Golden Mile Highway
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
Semi-Finalist
Golden Mile Highway
The Horror Movie Awards 2020
2020
14th Place 2019
Driving Lesson
15 Second Horror FIlm Challenge
2019
Biggest Twists 2019
Driving Lesson
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2019
Best Actors 2019
Driving Lesson
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2019
Official Selection 2019
Driving Lesson
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2019
First Prize
The R.I.P.PER
George Romero Teen Film Contest
Pittsburgh, PA
2019
Official Selection 2019
Corny
15 Second Horror Film Challenge
2019
Psychological Short Film
Traum Foto
Dickens Horror Film Festival
Longmont, Colorado
2019
Outstanding Long Form Documentary
The Traveling Vietnam Wall
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)
Philadelphia, PA
2019
Honorable Mention
Ellipsis
Experimental Forum
Los Angeles
2019
Award of Excellence Video as Art
Ellipsis
Robert Morris DMAC
Pittsburgh, PA
2019
Award of Excellence Digital Cinema
The Missing
Robert Morris DMAC
Pittsburgh, PA
2019
Digital Cinema (Award of Excellence)
CALLBACK
Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, PA
2018
Film as Art (Award of Excellence)
The Projectionist
Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, PA
2018
Best Film (Teen Division)
Golden Mile Highway
Romero of Tomorrow
Pittsburgh, PA
2018
College
Cleveland State University
Film and Media Arts
2020Present
High School
Franklin Regional High School
20162020
Current City
Pittsburgh, PA
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