Ryan Oksenberg is a Los Angeles-based writer, director from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008.Since he was a kid, Oksenberg has been creating stories on his family camcorder. He got started in documentaries with the online "cult favorite" documentary, "Cease To Exist" (2007), which explores the music motive to the Manson murders.His docuseries, "Life Line Booth" aired on Participant Media's TV network, Pivot. You can find these works and his short films on Alter, Amazon Prime and Vimeo. Notably, "Damage Control" on Alter, which premiered at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival and was awarded Best Thriller, Best Director and Best Actor by Top Shorts Film Festival in 2019."Together" made its online debut on ALTER May 2020, a dark-comedy horror short that premiered at the 2019 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in the 'Bucheon Choice' International award competition. It made its North America premiere at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. He was awarded $50K by StudioFest to direct his first feature.In post-production is the 2020 short film Teardrop, a dark-comedy morality play inspired by Oksenberg's time in his 20s inviting homeless people into his dorm room in a naïve attempt to help them.Going on adventures, playing drums and helping out others keeps Ryan inspired and grounds an overactive imagination he's had since he can remember.