Ryan is a filmmaker, writer, musician, and mailman at Canada Post, living on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory. At Canada Post he is also a Social Steward who helps fellow employees if they are struggling with mental health, addiction, family or work related issues (he is also available to lend an ear to others in the community, just call him at 778-837-9364). 

Currently Ryan is writing several short stories, and editing a feature-length documentary with his wife Lisa Pham Flowers. He has made many short films and music videos, often scrambling to fulfill concurrent roles as writer, director, cinematographer, and editor, with most projects combining elements of sadness, humour, beauty and messiness. 

Two of his most acclaimed movie projects from the distant past are JIMBO and No Words Came Down. JIMBO premiered at TIFF 2013 and was subsequently expanded into an ambitious Canada Arts Council supported hybrid doc/narrative feature film, which is currently in Post Production. Ryan's memorable student thesis film No Words Came Down was honourable mention for Best Short Film at TIFF 2011 (main competition, non-student category), as well as being named to TIFF's Top Ten of 2011, and winning Whistler International Film Festival and Montreal Worldwide Film Festival's Student awards for best narrative work in 2011. 

Ryan studied Creative Writing and Philosophy at Capilano University and Langara College, then he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film from Simon Fraser University.