Ryan Henry Knight is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, creative director, and artist based in Atlanta, GA whose work is known for telling gothic, progressive stories that are reflections of our social climate. Fusing drama, surrealism and experimentalism, Ryan's work "exists somewhere beyond reality" and has been recognized and awarded at festivals across the globe, including the Austin Film Festival and the British Academy of Film and Television-qualified Aesthetica Film Festival. His directed and produced works have been featured on a number of prominent film and creative platforms, such as Bloody Disgusting, NoBudge, Film Shortage, SICKY Magazine, BOOOOOOOMtv, and SHOWstudio, to name a few. In 2017, he co-founded the independent production company, HÖMA Pictures, which is based in both Atlanta, GA and Brooklyn, NY. Before graduating high school in 2018, Ryan was the youngest writer to win top prizes at the Golden Script Competition (UK) and New York International Screenplay Awards (USA) with his psychological thriller spec script, "And Home We Came." That same year, he received the prestigious Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award for Film and Video. After that, he moved to Atlanta, GA, to continue pursuing film at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After turning down an opportunity to bring "And Home We Came" to directors at HBO, Ryan spent a year-and-a-half developing the project into a feature set to go into production under HÖMA in 2020. However, the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the production indefinitely, which led to the development of his debut feature-length effort, "Provider," which he co-wrote and co-directed with HÖMA partner, Ahab Mullick. In 2019 and 2020, he began further exploring branded content, directing a :60 spot for Google, an award-winning fashion film for independent house DENDY, shooting for FADER Fort's stage at A3C Festival, and more. His short film "You Almost Saw Me" (2019) won him Best Director at the 2020 Trinity Film Festival. Acclaimed filmmaker, actor, and film curator Kentucker Audley deemed Ryan a "fiercely ambitious filmmaker and a promising young voice" with his short films "Ludere" (2019) and "Run Away, They'll See Us" (2020), the latter which was nominated for Best Experimental Short at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth. "You Almost Saw Me" (2019) was available to view on Xfinity On-Demand for a limited time in 2021. Most recently, his in-development drama series, "Loverboy," was a finalist at the 2021 Austin Film Festival. Ryan currently serves as the Head of Film Creative at Atlanta-based nonprofit, Concept Factory, in an effort to bring more opportunities to underrepresented visuals artists and storytellers.