Ryan Stevens Harris is an award-winning filmmaker and exhibited artist. He grew up in North Carolina and Ohio, never far from the red glow of his mother's dark room, sketching on his drawing board and inventing stories. Later he followed his passion for images and story by pursuing filmmaking, both in London and at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. From there he founded Fire Trial Films with fellow writer-director and collaborator John Elfers, and lensed an award-winning supernatural horror film, Finale, utilizing various film stocks and an eclectic fleet of cameras to achieve a grungy film-found-in-an-attic aesthetic. Harris' directorial debut, Virus X, a claustrophobic tech-noir, was released by Lionsgate in 2011.
Like his films, Harris' artworks employ controlled organic energy. Intricate combinations of paint, charcoal and collage create a tactile, layered effect - the abstracted drawings blending or disappearing into the background like shells or ghosts remembered.
Harris currently lives in Los Angeles, developing film projects, stretching canvases and harboring thoughts about the modern state of affairs.
I have been in the industry since 2006.
A director reel from filmmaker Ryan Stevens Harris featuring short excerpts from a variety of works.