Ryan Rundle is an American writer, director, editor and music producer. Raised in the mountains North of Spokane, WA, he began editing at the age of 13. Ryan studied film and drama at the University of Montana while working nights as a bouncer in bars and clubs. Upon graduating, he wrote and directed “The Life and Times of an American Playboy.” Financed with his savings (approximately $3,000) and crewed by friends, the short garnered interest from 20th Century Fox in 2011 and propelled the young director head first into Hollywood's entertainment industry.
While developing his feature, Ryan continued cutting his teeth as a grip, gaffer, set P.A. and more. In 2012, he moonlit as a print and runway model in an effort to research the subject of his screenplay. His unanticipated success led to a niche directing and editing fashion videos for companies such as Skaist-Taylor, Harper’s Bazaar, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In 2014, he was nominated for best editor by the International Fashion Film Awards and his work with LA clothing icon, Skingraft, was published in Papercut Magazine the following year.
As Ryan transitioned to directing commercials and documentaries, he continued honing his craft as a colorist, sound editor, and more. While producing original music for branded videos in 2015, he began recording demos for an electronic side project with co-composer, Miles Carrington. In 2016, the duo released a single under the name, Heavyn, and began performing live with drummer, Jeff Kirch. For more information, visit IMDb or heavynmusic.com.