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Finn Ryan

MMW 09: Mar 2011

Finn Ryan is a director and producer based in Madison, Wisconsin. He is currently working on We Are Healers, a project to inspire Native youth to become health professionals. His recent series, The Ways, features stories on contemporary language and culture from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. He produced and directed the Emmy Award winning Climate Wisconsin, which shares multimedia stories and interactive data exploring local climate change impacts. Finn previously worked as a high school special education teacher and co-founded an outdoor education program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and English, and a master’s in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

I went into the workshop looking to refine my production process and improve reporting skills. What I took away was a productive week of collaboration with a talented group, experience from hands-on practice, and most importantly, confidence to experiment with and build off of a solid production foundation. I'm really excited to start my next project and apply what I've learned!

The Amazing Amy by Espen Rasmussen, Terje Bringedal, Torsten Kjellstrand and Finn Ryan

Using humor and a love of fantasy, "The Amazing Amy" Harlib connects with audiences through performing strenuous yoga-based contortion acts in New York City.