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Ryan Swartz is an upcoming picture editor, based in Ontario. He is a recent graduate of the three year advanced diploma Film and Television Production program at Humber College.


He has been passionate about post picture since 2006, when he began writing and editing various shorts. He gained valuable post-experience while interning at Creative Forces Media, where he used motion graphics to create a variety of short TV spots.


Ryan acted as editor on the short documentary, "The Practice", editor on the short film "Mood Candles", and one of the picture editors on the "Interstitials Project". He was also the assistant editor on the short film "Stall". Ryan also has experience as an assistant video editor from his time as an intern at MPSG Weddings Inc. Ryan recently finished up a variety of VFX work as the Supervising VFX editor  on the short film "Jacob is Ready".


In his spare time, he enjoys writing and illustrating children’s stories, and writing novels and screenplays. Ryan is currently developing a pilot TV and series bible, while actively pursuing his goal of becoming a picture editor in the Film and Television industry. He also holds a BA, with honours, in Classical History from the University of Western Ontario.

Jacob is Ready (2016) Short Film Role: Supervising VFX Editor | Website Designer Production Company: Humber College Synopsis: Jacob is a 65-year-old immigrant who has lived in Canada for 51 years. Having been bedridden and lived in unmanageable pain for years due to his terminal illness, Jacob is ready to exercise his right to die with dignity. With his loving family by his side during his last moments, Jacob has only one regret in life.
The Interstitial Project (2016) Short Documentary Role: Picture Editor Production Company: Humber College Synopsis: A featurette documentary focusing on alumni of the Film and Television Program at Humber College, and there experience with the program and industry, produced for the Graduate Showcase screening.
Stall (2016) Short Film Role: Assistant Picture Editor Production Company: Humber College Synopsis: Stall is a coming of age drama that follows Robert (Lyle Lettau), Amy (Kassandra Herzog) and Jeremy (Sam Richardson), three students whose high school days are almost over. Jeremy and Robert’s close friendship evolves into an intimacy that drives Jeremy away. In an effort to justify his masculinity to himself and to others, Jeremy distances himself from his friends with dishonesty and violence. Their relationship is quickly deteriorated and the close friends become unexpected enemies.
Mood Candles (2015) Short Film Role: Picture Editor Production Company: Humber College Synopsis: A man's love life is turned upside down when his wife decides to spice things up in the bedroom with a little bit of role play. Only, things get a little out of hand.
The Practice (2014) Short Documentary Role: Picture Editor Production Company: Humber College Synopsis: Expository documentary on the day-to-day life of a veterinarian. Looking at how he deals with the animals, clients, and the various surgeries involved.

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