Ryan is the music composer for two separate short 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, […]
Science in America by Ryan WhittierRyan 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 […]
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 […]
Ryan Whittier has received ASCAP Plus Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 for his film scoring work. The ASCAP Plus Awards recognize creative contributions to American music. The program provides cash and recognition to writers who create music with a value beyond the scope of ASCAP’s performance surveys.
The short documentary film “Ken Burns: On Story“, which Ryan Whittier scored for Redglass Pictures, made its web debut on the Atlantic. The film features the legendary Ken Burns discussing what he finds most compelling about the art of storytelling. Selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Ryan Whittier created the music for Redglass Pictures’ short film about “millenials” for Mercer (a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies). It was a fun and challenging project, since the soundtrack required elements of indie, folk, and good old fashioned rock’n’roll.
The AFI | Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Festival officially selected Miracle On 22nd Street to be one of the short films screened at the 2011 festival. This film has received a number of accolades, and Ryan had a great time composing and recording the music for it.
Here’s a link to the short documentary film ‘Miracle on 22nd Street’, as featured on The New York Times home page on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, 2010: Miracle on 22nd St from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo. Ryan Whittier composed and recorded all the music in the three days leading up to the debut of this true story of […]
Ryan Whittier composed, performed, and recorded the music for 14 short films at the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Only In America Hall of Fame exhibit in Philadelphia. The museum’s grand opening to the public was November 26, 2010, and the Only In America biographical films are located on the museum’s first floor. […]