Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

Mark Twain


Ryan Lynch is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer who loves to focus on stories that are inspired by true events. She recently wrote and directed UTurn, a VR pilot about gender discrimination in tech, which has played in numerous festivals, including San Francisco International, Mill Valley FF and at the UN Women Global Voices. Her comedy web series, SanFranLand, which garnered her nine awards, including Best Screenwriting from Miami Web Fest and Best Directing from LA Web Fest. SanFranLand is distributed by Canal OTT (an arm of Canal+) and Roku.

Ryan’s upcoming projects include Hump, an animated film she’s co-producing with an ex-Pixar director, Rob Gibbs (Mater’s Tall Tales) at the helm and written by Sundance winner, Amin Matalqa (Captain Abu Raed).

Princess of Dachau, a true story of a Muslim woman who becomes a radio operator during WW2, which she is executive producing and The Perfect Cover, a film she is writing and directing that is based on the true life story of her uncle who was a famed combat cameraman turned CIA operative during the Iran Contra Affairs. Ryan has an MFA in Film Directing and worked the Story and Development departments for over ten years at Pixar Animation Studios on films such as Toy Story That Time Forgot, Brave and Ratatouille.