FILMMAKER – Something to SAY: The Stuttering Documentary
Why Ryan Gielen is Making This Film…
“Last spring I was invited by my producer, Michael Alden, to follow Amanda Littleboy, a visiting mentor from England who stutters. She came to the United States to meet the young members of the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) who were preparing to perform at SAY’s annual fundraising gala at NYU’s Skirball Center.”
Ryan’s Hope Is…
“It’s really simple. I want to tell a great story, about young people overcoming adversity, about growing up, about self-doubt and ultimately about triumph.”
Read more about the campaign, Ryan’s story and watch the trailer here on Indiegogo!
Ryan’s most recent feature Turtle Hill, Brooklyn played and won awards in LGBT festivals around the world, earning domestic and international distribution from The Orchard (US/VOD), Optimale (Europe), Matriarch Media (Canada), The Quad Cinema (Theatrical, US), TLA Video (DVD) and Continuum Motion Pictures (DirecTV). Writing/directing credits include The Graduates (2010 feature film), a top ten comedy all-time on Hulu, and the award-winning short TWO, about a woman finding her voice after living a reclusive life due to embarassment about uterus didelphis. Ryan is a contributor to NoFilmSchool.com, Sundance Artist Services Blog and Tribeca Film Fest blog.