Ryan Richmond


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"Diversity doesn’t feel unusual or abnormal to me ­­- it is simply my life. Sharing these stories opens a window, figuratively and literally, into the lives of people considered “other”.


Ryan Richmond is a native of Washington D.C. After graduating film school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan studied under legendary director, Spike Lee, and renowned cinematographer, Matthew Libatique. He went on to work as a cinematographer for over 12 years before becoming an award-winning director himself. His debut feature, Money Matters, was released to rave reviews on Netflix. Ryan has gone on to work on the corporate side of the industry, where he served as director of production for ASPIRE, a cable network founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. He has also directed original movies for networks including UPtv and TVOne. Lyfe’s Journey was one of UPtv’s top performers in 2014, resulting in Ryan being nominated for ‘Outstanding Director, TV Movie or Mini-Series’ for the Black Reel Awards. Most recently, Ryan was also accepted into the Sony Pictures Television 2018 Diverse Director’s Program. His latest short, CONSENT, which he co-wrote and directed, is a gritty drama starring Aja Naomi King (“How To Get Away With Murder”, The Birth Of A Nation), Brenda Strong (“Dallas”, “Desperate House Wives”) and Michael Grant Terry (“Bones”).  The feature is represented by UTA. Currently, he is writing the feature How To Fall In Love With Anyone for Universal Studios with Malcolm D. Lee set to direct. Ryan is managed by 3 Arts.

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Amid the turbulence of 1968 America, the multicultural denizens of Reve, a hip San Francisco café, enjoy a unique and peaceful balance. But, when a local drug dealer, AcidSpade, is murdered, the investigation uncovers secrets and betrayals that rock this close-knit community of artists and activists to its core.

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