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

VISIT RYAN'S PRODUCTION COMPANY: MONO PRODUCTIONS

Commercially, Ryan has collaborated with some of the world's most powerful and responsible brands. He has created nationally broadcast commercials, web content, and narrative series to help expand their reach and tell their stories. 

Commercially, Ryan has collaborated with some of the world's most powerful and responsible brands. He has created nationally broadcast commercials, web content, and narrative series to help expand their reach and tell their stories. 

In the narrative world, Ryan has screened and created work internationally. He recently completed work on his fourth feature film SHENANDOAH and the comedy TV pilot 64/8. 

In the narrative world, Ryan has screened and created work internationally. He recently completed work on his fourth feature film SHENANDOAH and the comedy TV pilot 64/8


NARRATIVE WORK

Shenandoah: Theatrical Trailer

Director : dramatic civil war epic. 

ALPHA: Theatrical Trailer

Writer / Director : martial arts sci-fi thriller film. 

Director / DP : Combo Reel

Combine reel highlighting director Ryan Monolopolus and DP Josh Saideman's best work.   

64/8: TV Pilot

Co-creator / Director of comedy series : Amazon Studios.

RECOVERY: Feature Documentary

Director / Producer : brain injury doc distributed worldwide.

Before Christmas : Short Film

Director / Writer : human-puppet surrealist film.  

COMMERCIAL WORK


MIGOS Whats the Price : Music Video

2nd Unit Director for MTV Music video,  36+ Million views. 

PGA Tour : Commercial Spot

Producer : PGA Tour's major TV network commercial. 

Timbuk2 : Commercial Spot

Director for "Made for You" Commercial series. 

Mercy Flight : National TV Spot

Director / Producer : nationally broadcast PSA series. 


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


ARTIST STATEMENT

"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."

-Ryan Monolopolus