writer. director. teacher.


Ryan Moody is a filmmaker from Trumbull County, Ohio. He now lives and works out of Los Angeles, California.

Moody developed a love for the cinema at an early age, and pursued his passion both academically and on a professional level. In 2008, he received his bachelor degree in Film Studies from The Ohio State University. He worked his way through school on film sets and video shoots in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.

In 2012, Moody returned to his hometown of Warren, Ohio to shoot a short
film titled Last Call. The film was released in 2013 and stars Steve Larkin and
Jack Kehler. The film has screened in numerous film festivals across the country.
Last Call has garnered awards from the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, The California Independent Film Festival, The Columbus International Film + Video Festival, and the Big Island Film Festival.

In 2013, Moody would go on to direct A Walk In Winter, a chapter in the anthology film The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards. This would mark the first
of many collaborations between Moody and James Franco.

In 2014, Moody received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Directing from
the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. Since then, he has worked
with Franco's company, Rabbit Bandini Productions, on several feature
film projects. In addition, Moody also teaches directing classes at PHW Studio 4
in North Hollywood.

His most recent work is a short film titled Obituaries. Teaming with producer Dana Gills, the film is currently in its festival run. It features an ensemble cast including James Franco, Wes Robinson, Lenny von Dohlen, Justin Lee, Jesse Heiman, Jorge Diaz, and Anita Kalathara, among many others.

Website Builder