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Nick Ryan - Director / Owner
Image Now Films
17a New Bride Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Nick Ryan has directed a slate of high profile commercials and campaigns for clients such as Boru Vodka and MTV. He has shot numerous documentaries, music videos for BellX1, and over 60 live performances at the Irish music festival ‘Electric Picnic’, including The Arcade Fire, Nick Cave and the bad seeds, Kraftwerk, The Human League, New Order, The Beastie Boys and Gary Numan.

In 1995 he founded Image Now Films, where he works on commercials and graphic design.

Nick wrote and directed the short film “A Lonely Sky” starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) Paudge Behan (Veronica Guerin) and Padraic Delaney (The Wind that Shakes the Barley) also in 2006.

He produced the Frameworks short film 'Bad Robot' for Ruairi Robinson and wrote and directed the Irish Film Board funded short film 'The German'. This starred Toby Kebbell (Dead Mans Shoes, Control) and Christian Brassington (Elizabeth, The Golden Age).

Nick Ryan's 2012 documentary The Summit was nominated for and received several awards. In 2012 it was nominated for the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival. In 2013 it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and won the Editing Award for the category World Cinema Documentary. In the same year it won an award for Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.In 2014 it was a three-time nominee at the Irish Film and Television Awards; it was a nominated for Best Original Score, and it won both Best Documentary and Best Feature Documentary.

In 2015 Nick worked with Ruairi Robinson again, producing the short Imaginary Forces.

In 2016, he produced the feature I Am Not A Serial Killer, directed by Billy O'Brien and starring Max Records, Christopher Lloyd and Laura Fraser. The film won 10 awards, including:

  • Best Screenplay (Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival 2017)
  • Youth Jury Award (Imagine Film Festival 2017)
  • Best Editing (IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2017)
  • Best Film (Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2017)
  • Best Director (Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2017)
  • Best Actor (Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2017)
  • Audience Choice Award: Bronze (Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival 2016)
  • Melies D'Argent (Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2016)
  • Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award (Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2016)

 Film Name  Director  Year
-  I Am Not A Serial Killer  Billy O'Brien  2014
-  The Summit  Nick Ryan  2012
-  German, The  Nick Ryan  2008
-  A Lonely SKy  Nick Ryan  2006
-  Silent City, The  RUAIRÍ ROBINSON  2006
Related News Articles
06 Mar 2014 IFTA Shortlist for Animation, Short Film and Feature Doc
11 Feb 2014 IFB Reveals Fourth Quarter Funding Decisions
20 Nov 2013 'The Summit' Director Nick Ryan talks to IFTN, Ahead of Irish Cinema Release this Friday 22nd November
11 Nov 2013 IFTN Film Festival Round-Up: Geneva, Wiz-Art and Banff Film Festival


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