FILM & COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
Ryan Monolopolus is an award-winning director and producer currently based on the East Coast. His films, episodic series and commercials have been screened and distributed worldwide. With a strong focus on visual storytelling, Ryan specializes in connecting audiences with inspiring and engaging content. He has created media in New York, Atlanta, Toronto, San Francisco, Russia, Nicaragua, Germany and Southeast Asia. As of 2017 Ryan became a freelance director with FilmTribe.
QUOTES / REVIEWS
"He's an incredibly knowledgable director and producer who crafts stories with unparalleled attention and care."
-Dien Vo, Filmmaker
"Ryan is a phenomenal director with a clear artistic vision, and always delivers above and beyond expectations."
-Nishant Gogna, Producer
"When I first spoke with him, I wasn't sure my story could be told on film... but he had a vision that helped me bring my struggle, my story to the world. For that I am forever grateful."
- Matt Faulkner, subject of Recovery Documentary
"Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated by the art of storytelling; its a craft that links our ancestral curiosity to our modern tech-centric world. I began telling my own stories by shooting films as a kid in Buffalo, New York. Since then I have been constantly exploring and perfecting my craft of filmmaking. My genuine curiosity for my subjects (or subject matter) is what drives my passion to create. Artistically my approach is simple: (1) to understand and connect with my subject, (2) to then transfer that to the audience through images that cause viewers to think and engage by (3) always putting the story first.
As a filmmaker I have had the opportunity to engage with powerful individuals, narratives and brands to help bring their stories to the world. Over the past six years I have traveled internationally creating powerful and compelling media. I am a playful, positive individual and I funnel that positive energy into my work.
Everyone has a story. Let me tell yours."