Ryan Murtha: Writer. Director. Improviser. Veteran.
Meet Ryan Murtha
LAUGH HARD. LAUGH OFTEN.
My creative streak started as a child when I would expand stories from my favorite movies and TV shows with my Legos. This grew when I started making short sketches on my HD mini-DV camcorder while I was in my undergrad at the United States Naval Academy. After graduation, I continued to make shorts and started to study improvisational comedy. While on Active Duty, I performed in various stage and film productions and produced multiple short documentaries about training in the Navy across the country
My work has been selected to take part in multiple film festivals such as: Pasadena International Film Festival, Phoenix International Film Festival, Southeast New England Film, Music, & Arts Festival as well as Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. I recently graduated from Chapman University with my M.F.A. in Film Production and Directing and am involved with the public affairs specialty in the Navy Reserves.