THE WORK of SHANE RYAN http://madsincinema.com/ http://imdb.com/name/nm1546... https://www.instagram.com/m... http://twitter.com/ShaneRya... http://facebook.com/MadSinC...
Shane Ryan is an actor and a record-breaking guerrilla-filmmaker. He shoots entire feature-length films in as little as three hours on as low as ten dollar budgets, while always managing to secure distribution and place his movies into major retailers as well as receive theatrical releases. His films have received glowing reviews by the Los Angeles Times, MTV, Film Threat, Mr. Skin, Film School Rejects, and many more. They've been screened in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Austin, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Spain, England, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Iceland, France, Switzerland, and Australia. His work has been featured in publications such as Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Starburst Magazine, LA Weekly, Penny Blood Magazine, Ultra Violent Magazine, Goregasmic Magazine, Video Librarian, VideoScope, Shock Cinema Magazine, and Variety.
Ryan's films have been discussed in more than a dozen published books; including From The Arthouse to The Grindhouse, Shattered Innocence, Lost and Found, Earogenous Zones: Sound, Sexuality and Cinema, with several mentions in the UK releases of Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage and Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw and multiple reviews in The New Flesh: 21st Century Horror Films A-Z Volume 1, exclusive interviews in The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America and the Swedish-based Äkta skräck, plus a segment in the newly released Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (from leading International publisher Bloomsbury). His Amateur Porn Star Killer series was a featured discussion in The Cultural Mythology of the Snuff Movie, a 2012 Academic Conference and Film Event presented by Bournemouth University (UK) in a panel entitled ‘Snuff and the Body: Self, Performance and Affect’ from a paper by Dr. Steve Jones. In 2016 the APSK series was featured in a paper entitled ‘Not Like How Hollywood Shows Us’: Reintegrating Hardcore Horror into 21st Century U.S. Horror Discourse’ by Dr. James Aston (University of Hull) at Sheffield Hallam University's very first Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror conference.
On the acting side, Ryan has starred in the Albert Pyun (director of Cyborg with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ticker with Steven Seagal, Kickboxer 2 & 4, Captain America, Nemesis) thriller The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper, and co-stars in the sequel Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (with Tommy Wiseau of The Room and The Masterpiece), Bai Ling (of The Crow and Crank 2 with Jason Statham), Lexi Belle, Joe Estevez, and Kayden Kross,. For his directing efforts he's currently in post-production of the corrupt cop drama The Owl in Echo Park, starring Kevin Gage (Heat, G.I. Jane, Con Air), Tommy Pistol and Joanna Angel, and in production of the experimental 3 year shooting schedule of God Got Ill. Ryan's next release is the teen drama The Girl Who Wasn't Missing (aka Abandoned at 15), and an upcoming retrospective on his work entitled Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted, featuring everything from his early to his current work with Kevin Gage, Lia Marie Johnson, Kathryn Eastwood, and more.
Ryan recently created the anthology Faces of Snuff, collaborated on the anthologies 60 Seconds to Die, Grindsploitation with Dean Cameron (of Summer School and Straight Outta Compton), P.J. Soles (of Halloween and Stripes), and Troma's Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger). He also co-wrote and co-starred in Virus of the Dead with Clint Eastwood's daughter, Miss Golden Globe Kathryn Eastwood (Jersey Boys), as well as directed their segment. Ryan also co-produced the film American Girls with Bai Ling, James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Doom Generation) and Kevin Gage.