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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationKingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSoftware Engineer - Videographer - Artist

About me

Rob Ryan is a globetrotting director with a career that has taken him from Tokyo to Rio, where he has worked on a diverse slate of cutting edge films, documentaries, factual entertainment, commercials and drama. His worked has been broadcast on BBC ONE, BBC TWO, BBC THREE Channel 4, MTV and Sky. Not to mention his series Slips, that he devised has been shown in 167 countries!  Rob’s subjects are as diverse as the countries he has visited. From the eccentrics that grace our fair isle in his series for the BBC RUSH that lead to the creation of the BBC series ‘Coast’ to those further afield, Rob manages to capture them in a robustly authentic way. One character in particular is the artist he discovered in South Africa - Outta Lappies whose motto is “yesterday’s scraps are today’s masterpiece”. You can catch him in the series Rob created, HUMAN RACE - South Africa for the BBC. What characterises Rob’s documentary work is his focus on the vibrant fabric of human experience, and the colourful characters that make up the every day. “I specialise in creative and inventive programme making. Creatively my work is highly visual and I strive to create content that is bright, colourful and full of optimism.”   Rob has developed a unique style from his documentary experience from cult films like BBC TWO's FOOTBALL MAGIC, starring actor John Simm and nominated for the Berlin Lion Prix Europa Award, to feature documentary film for Universal Pictures Gumball 3000. A madcap rally from San Fransisco to Miami. Rob has transferred his documentary experience to his other ventures. and has directed long and short form content from comedy to sport. Sky projects have also allowed Rob to work with an impressive array of talent, a commercial with Sir Bradley Wiggins to an online series with David Beckham and Eric Cantona . Rob enjoys working with new talent and discovered George the Poet in 2011, a Cambridge Psychology graduate from an estate in one of the toughest parts of North West London. Rob created visual content with the spoken word artist and he directed and edited George the Poets first films; MY CITY and the O2 digital MY INSPIRATION. George has since been signed to Island Records. Aside from filming burgeoning poets and playboy kings, Rob has also developed and created online content for the likes of Musto, Unicef, Adidas, Instagram, Guinness and the Nike foundation. See the visually mesmerising film Breaking Habits that Rob recently Directed.

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  • Film
  • TV
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Commercials
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • Featured Films
  • Short Films
  • Environment
  • Creative

Work history



deuce films

Sep 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Experienced creative mind that can turn ideas on paper into films of a quality greater than budget allocated. I live to experiment and play with the rules to produce work that stands out and stands the test of time.




Sep 1998 - Sep 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Created three series, where I series produced and directed and directed numerous documentary one off 1 hour films.



1st Class Honours


Sep 1991 - Sep 1994
  • I studied a Fine Art degree in interactive arts and specialised in filmmaking, I wrote, directed, edited a super 16mm short art film for my final piece that was also selected for the Edinburgh film festival.



Gold promax for best shot entertainment trailer


  • I wrote and directed an advert for a new series of Stella Street using characters the Jack Nicholson and Joe Pesci to perform in a parody of the film The Shinning.