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Ryan Vernava

Director - Film / Commercials

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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http://www.ryanvernava.com/

Ryan Vernava is a graduate of the Directing Fiction course at The National Film and Television School. He was awarded a prestigious David Lean Scholarship, a John Braybourne Award and the silver medal in Kodak’s worldwide student competition. His short films have screened at major festivals around the world in Seattle, Palm Springs, Atlanta, LA, New York, Tel Aviv, Cannes, Arizona, Chicago, Berlin and Kiev, as well as, making it onto British Airways & Emirates in-flight entertainment, Russian & American television and over 200 cinemas across the UK.

In addition to his work as a director Ryan has created promos and live visuals for various brands and music artists, curated and commissioned content for film festivals around the world and launched his own online magazine. His project ‘Century Tower’ was selected for London Film Festival’s Think-Shoot-Distribute development scheme singling him out as one of the UKs top 25 emerging filmmakers currently developing their first feature film.

He is currently working on his feature film script ‘Hackney Marsh’ a noir thriller set in East London.

Work

Film

Hackney Marsh (2015)
In Development

Feature length screenplay. A noir thriller set in contemporary East London.
When a body turns up on the Hackney marshes a young man finds himself accused of murder and sets about trying to clear his name.

About a Dog (2014)
National Film and Television School

Short Film
Jack Craven is a man down on his luck and at the bottom of a bottle. After a drunken night with a pile of old VHS tapes of his son’s favourite childhood show, Jack notices something strange: the show’s dog seems to get switched mid-season. Jack Craven needs to go and see a man about a dog.

Butlins: First Time (2014)
Commerical

AWARDS & PRIZES
BEST IN BRIEF – Kodak Commercial Awards, 2014
SILVER OVERALL – Kodak Commercial Awards, 2014

Hymn to Pan (2013)
National Film and Television School

Hymn to Pan is a romantic tragedy following the tearaway love affair of Farren, a charming but reckless drunk with nothing to lose and Holliday, a naive young girl too eager to grow up.
AWARDS & PRIZES
OFFICIAL SELECTION – East End Film Festival, 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION – London Short Film Festival, 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Short Waves Festival, Pozna?, 2014

The Castle (2012)
National Film and Television School

The Castle is a short drama following a young boy’s coming of age and the breakdown of his family, set against the wild east of the Essex Coast.
AWARDS & PRIZES
OFFICIAL SELECTION – London Short Film Festival, 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION – East End Film Festival, 2014

The Good Samaritan (2012)

A young man finds himself in trouble on the day of his wedding and looks for compassion from a passer-by.

AWARDS & PRIZES
BROADCAST – Virgin Media TV, 2012-2013
FINALIST – Virgin Media Shorts, 2012
RUNNER UP – Framepool Fireflies Competition, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cannes Lions, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Film Forum, Zadar, Croatia 2011
SCREENED – Across all Picturehouse Cinemas, 2012-2013

Fifty (2011)
UK Film Council and Screen, West Midlands

AWARDS & PRIZES
SCREENED – BAFTA Screen West Midlands Showcase 2011, Light House Media Centre, Screen West Midlands Showcase, 2011.
BEST SHORT – Best Shorts Competition, Los Angeles, 2012
BEST PRODUCER – Underwire, 2012
NOMINATED – Best Future Film, Underwire, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION (+Q&A) – London Short Film Festival, 2012

Worm
In Association with Kodak

AWARDS & PRIZES
DISTRIBUTION – Future Shorts,
HONOURABLE MENTION – LA Independent Film Festival,
REEL FRONTIER FINALIST – Arizona International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – (+Q&A) London Independent Film Festival , British Council Festival Support Scheme, London Short Film Festival 2011, International Film Festival Detmold 2011, Dead Centre Film Festival, Oklahoma 2011, Coming Up Festival, 2011.
SCREENED – British Airways in-flight Entertainment, 2012
SCREENED – Emirates in-flight Entertainment, 2012

Inept (2009)

AWARDS & PRIZES
BROADCAST – Scan TV, Seattle, 2010
NOMINATED – Best Film, Leeds International Film Festival, Best Drama, Screentest, Best Cinematography, Watersprite: Cambridge International Film Festival, Kodak Competition, Encounters.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – London Independent Film Festival, 3rd BFI Future Film Festival,
East End Film Festival, National Film Festival for Talented Youth.

Prick (2009)

AWARDS & PRIZES
BEST LIVE ACTION – Exposures, 2009
BEST SHORT FILM – London Young Filmmakers Festival, 2009
GRAND JURY SPECIAL MENTION – Independent Festival of Youth Cinema, 2011
NOMINATED – Best Acting, Watersprite: Cambridge International Film Festival, Best Editing, Watersprite: Cambridge International Film Festival, Best Drama, Screentest, 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 3rd BFI Future Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival, National Film Festival for Talented Youth.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – East End Film Festival, 14th Tel Aviv International Film Festival, 2010

Lynx: Be Careful Who You Turn On (2009)

AWARDS & PRIZES
OVERALL WINNER, BEST IN BRIEF, BEST CASTING – Kodak Commercial Awards,
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Kodak Drum Awards, Golden Drum Festival,

Promos & Music Videos

 Airplane Flies High (2014)
Snaketown Records

Music Video

Mikall Pane (2012)
Racked Films

Music Video

Ursa Minor (2011)
Droplet Affection/Brainwash Productions

Music Video

Guillemots (2011)
Walk the River/ Future Shorts/Universal Music

Music Video

LVMH Group (2011)
Cary Ellis

Fashion Promo

Cable Club (2006)
Brainwash Productions

Commercial