Charles Hunter Ryder

Director & Writer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

My name is Charles Hunter Ryder and I am a screen director and writer. My background has made me strong in both technical and performance directing. I purposefully started my career in the camera department, grounding myself with a hard-skill and crafting my visual eye. Once satisfied, I moved myself into the directing arena. Working with teams of talented creative professionals, I've delivered award-winning campaigns for FOX Networks Group Africa, National Geographic and MultiChoice Africa. My purpose is to create filmic fables predominantly told through drama and magic realism... I carry this purpose with intention, offering you a fierce skillset to collaborate with. Let's start to imagine something new together... ;) SKILL SET: Director - Short & Long Form - Concept Creation - Treatment Writing - Pitching - Production - Post - Quality Control and Delivery Offline Editor - Premiere Pro Writer - Narrative - Copy - On-Air, Outdoor & Print Camera - Highly proficient - DSLR to Arri

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Directing Shoots
  • Screenwriting
  • Copywriting
  • Promotional Videos
  • Offline Editing
  • Commercial Advertising
  • Directing Actors
  • Directing Film
  • Promotional Campaigns
  • Creative Direction
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Ad Copywriting

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Fox Networks Group

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      (Various)

      • C

        Charles Hunter Ryder Films (Pty) Ltd.

        • B

          Birthmark Design & Digital

          Work history

          Currently

          Oct 2018
          • Johannesburg, South Africa
          • Freelance
          • Went freelance in October 2018 in order to free up my schedule and give valuable time to my personal projects. I now offer Creative Services as a freelancer. I am available to be hired for the following skills: PRODUCER DIRECTOR - Short & Long Form - Concept Creation - Treatment Writing - Copy/Script - Pitching - Production Planning - Directing - Shoot - Offline Edit - Post Direction - Quality Control - Delivery CAMERA - Highly proficient - DSLR - Blackmagic - Sony  - Red - Arri  COPYWRITER - On-Air - Outdoor - Print - Narrative - Dialogue OFFLINE EDITOR - Premiere Pro

          2018

          Senior Promo Producer

          Fox Networks Group

          Jul 2017 - Sep 2018
          • Johannesburg, South Africa
          • Full Time
          • Worked as a Senior Promo Producer for FOX Networks Group Africa and National Geographic. It was under the companies fierce leadership that I was able to grow tremendously and raise my skillset to an international standard.

          2017

          Channel Creative Head/ Promo Producer

          Birthmark Design & Digital

          May 2016 - Jun 2017
          • Johannesburg, South Africa
          • Full Time
          • I started with the company as a Promo Producer, and within a year I rose to the position of the Channel Creative Head for the companies biggest account. I achieved this through building a trusting relationship with the client and creating creative marketing content that reaped measurable results for their products performance. I was then approached by FOX Networks Africa and National Geographic- an opportunity I could not turn down.

          2016

          Jan 2016 - May 2016
          • Johannesburg, South Africa
          • Full Time
          • Gained an ISO accreditation of Quality Assurance in order to write the Quality Manual and Procedures for an engineering company. Completely left of field but certainly an asset gained in maintaining an international procedure based quality assurance system.

          2015

          Writer & Production Assistant

          DOProductions

          Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
          • Cape Town, South Africa
          • Full Time
          • Worked for an International Production Facilitating Company in Cape Town as a Production Assistant and Writer. The owner of the company was working to launch a YouTube Channel with comedic content. I wrote and directed a web-series for her start-up.

          2014

          Cinematographer

          (Various)

          Jan 2012 - Oct 2014
          • South Africa
          • Freelance
          • Worked as a freelance Cinematographer, DP'ing music videos and small scale commercials.

          2013

          Camera Assistant

          (Various)

          Jan 2009 - Dec 2013
          • South Africa
          • Freelance
          • Worked in the Camera Department throughout my varsity years and some time thereafter.

          Education

          Currently

          Jan 2009
          • Johannesburg, South Africa
          • AFDA Film School - BA Motion Picture Honours Degree - Major in Cinematography UCT GetSmarter                - Screenwriting short course Skills - Premiere Pro Editing - Copywriting - Final Draft

          Awards

          2018

          2018 Gold ProMax BDA Award

          Promax & BDA Awards

          • Best Marketing Video Sizzle Reel for FOX Africa

          2018

          Gold ProMax BDA Award

          Promax & BDA Awards

          • Best Weekly Wonder - “The Simpsons Family Possessed".

          2016

          Gold ProMax BDA Award

          Promax & BDA Awards

          • Best Weekly Wonder “Stream the Scream” for DStv.

          2014

          Best Cinematography for a Short Film

          New York PictureStart Film Festival

          • International recognition.

          2013

          Finalist Best Foreign Student Film

          Student Hollywood Oscars Academy Awards

          • Finalist Best Foreign Student Film

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