Milwaukee native and graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, Ryland attempted his first feature film in 2017 with "Lake Michigan Monster". Having only his good friends to help him and his girlfriend’s dusty old camera to use, Ryland funded his nautical passion project off pizza delivery tip money. Due to the super micro budget, the movie opted for a black and white, 16mm film aesthetic. This allowed for a unique old-timey feel where bolder, do-it-yourself effects reign supreme. Ryland subscribes to the idea that you can make any shot more interesting if you shove the camera into someone’s face or simply, “Dutch it up”. Currently Ryland is a waiter.
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Lake Michigan Monster2018
    Experimental, Feature
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Lake Michigan Monster2018
    Experimental, Feature
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Lake Michigan Monster2018
    Experimental, Feature
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Lake Michigan Monster2018
    Experimental, Feature
Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble Cast
Lake Michigan Monster
Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
Milwaukee, WI
2019
Best Wisconsin Feature
Lake Michigan Monster
Beloit International Film Festival
Beloit, WI
2019
Festival Spirit Award
Lake Michigan Monster
Weyauwega International Film Festival
Weyauwega, WI
2018
Honorable Mention
Lake Michigan Monster
Milwaukee Film Fest
Milwaukee, WI
2018
Birth City
Milwaukee, WI
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