Ryan is the music composer for two separate films that are part of the New-York Historical Society’s Vietnam War Exhibition. One of the films features Nic Ut and Kim Phuc discussing the now-iconic, 1973-Pulitzer-Prize-winning, ‘Napalm Girl’ image of a girl running toward the camera – away from a recently napalmed village. Ut was the photographer, […]
Ryan composed and recorded an original music score for this short film released on Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s Facebook page, as well as StarTalk Radio‘s YouTube channel. In the video, Tyson speaks about the fundamental importance of science to the United States and human civilization at large; he also advocates for science to be neither ignored […]
A new series from the National Academy of Sciences explores the broad role of how social science research can benefit society. This episode profiles a man named Fielding Daniel and his wife, Amy, who were told to wait years so that Daniel could get a kidney. This led them to Harvard-based market economist Alvin […]
The University of Washington commissioned Ryan to create a triumphant opening score for their major live multimedia event, TOGETHER, which was held in a packed Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at the Seattle campus on October 21, 2016. Ryan’s score celebrates the inspiring pioneering spirit of the Pacific Northwest, and specifically the myriad […]
Get You A Brick – Terrence Howard on Cancer from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo. Angelo Merendino Final from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo. Ryan created the score music for “The Story of Cancer – The Emperor of All Maladies”, a series of short documentary films for PBS supporting the larger three-part, six-hour “CANCER: […]
Sesame Street’s “Autism: See Amazing in All Children!” series has received a 2016 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Interactive Media – Original Daytime Program or Series. Ryan created custom music scores for four of the featured films in the series, all of which were directed by Matt Bockelman. Three of the segments are hosted by Abby […]
Ryan created the score for this short film “The American City” written & directed by Matthew James Thompson, which was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Here’s what Thompson says about the film: “I’ve always been inspired by the Depression Era photography of Walker Evans and his portrayal of a changing America. Today many American […]
The USA Pavilion at the 2015 Expo Milano in Italy (May 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015) featured two short films scored by Ryan; the films played 24/7 on a loop, and the USA Pavilion had over 4 million visitors. The Expo Milano 2015 theme was ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. Produced by Redglass […]
Oreo Thins :60 from NORTH on Vimeo. Ryan created custom score music for this 60 second Oreo Thins commercial in August 2015, which was subsequently featured in this AdWeek article. The commercial was produced by North of New York. Post production by Whitehouse Post.
The New York City Ballet premiered this short film at their Lincoln Center Fall Gala in September 2014 to celebrate the commencement of the season and its new costume designers and choreographers. Directed by Matt Bockelman, Fly’s Eye Films. Music by Ryan Whittier.