On this episode of The Francyne Walker Show is special guest Guyanese-born Canadian Filmmaker Ryan Singh who is inspiring BIPOC filmmakers with his newest release H.E.N.R.I., a science fiction short film starring his twins, Ava and Sebastian Singh; who also wrote and produced the narrative short film with their award-winning father.
Short Bio: A Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) member, Guyanese born, Ryan Singh is an Actor, Director and Producer. In 1993, Ryan immigrated to Canada, focused on becoming an Actor. He began developing his own projects, producing for stage, television and film. Ryan is currently enrolled in the BIPOC Kids TV writing incubator program in Toronto, Canada. Through his company Ryan Singh Productions Ltd, Ryan’s works as a performer, creator or technician have shown on CityTV, Global TV, CTV, Rogers TV, Planet Africa in Canada, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, Netflix, Amazon, in the US, as well as several notable channels across the Caribbean. As a director, Ryan has worked with such projects as “Curse of Ham”, “Sweet Sweet Karaila”, and “Sex, Relationships and Sometimes…Love” for the stage. In addition, Ryan directed for Obya Entertainment the talk show pilot “All Out”, web series pilot “Unharnessed”, which received an O’Brian Award nomination for Outstanding Broadcast and “Fried Bakes and Dumplings” which won an Audience Choice Award at Jamaica’s GATFFEST. He also co-directed the short film, “I Rasta”, which was nominated for Best Short Film at the Reggae Film Festival in Jamaica.
Ryan also worked on “The Breadwinner”, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, which received a Golden Globes, an Academy Award, 10 Annie Awards, 6 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA), winning 4 CSAs and 2 Critics Choice Awards, “IRL: The Series”, “Rasta: A Soul’s Journey” with Donisha Prendergast and “The Black Experience Project” video series.
Ryan can be seen next in the production of Deep Blue directed by Howard Allen and produced by Mitzi Allen of Hama Films in Antigua and Barbuda. The film features Kim Huffman (Wild Roses), Peter Williams (Stargate SG-1), Tom Pritchard (The Crown), Julie Hewlett (The Sweetest Mango) and Rhoma Spencer (Da Kink in My Hair). Ryan can also be seen in The Expanse and Kim’s Convenience.
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