Writer | Director
Ryan Furlong is a Canadian born film, TV and music video writer-director born in Hamilton, Ontario. Furlong emerged into the industry with an emotionally raw and visually compelling style. His earliest narrative shorts, music videos, and music films for broadcaster Bravo!, earned him a shortlist nomination for TIFF’s prestigious “Best Canadian Shorts of 2007.”
Furlong’s credits include the brooding short DEAD FLOWERS or BREAK YOUR BODY DOWN (Kathleen Edwards, Tim Gibbons)--“… the tension mounts mercilessly … Suspenseful, taut and gorgeously shot.” – CBC ; THE VAMPIRE (Bob Lanois, Nola Martin)--a short music film based on the song by Bob and Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan); and THE GIFT (Katrina Devine, Daryl Taylor)--an absurd dark comedy that “elicited a guilty laugh.” – The Hamilton Spectator . The latter two projects were nominated for “Best Canadian Short of 2007” at the Edmonton International Film Festival. His unique brand of music videos earned Furlong consecutive “Video of The Year” awards for directing I’M GONNA STAY THAT WAY (2011), CUCKOO’S NEST (2012), DECEMBER SKY (2013) and for producing ROW (2014).
Furlong is actively developing a personal catalouge of feature films and television series with producing partner Fred Fuchs, ex-president of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Studios and producer of THE GODFATHER III, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, John Grisham’s RAINMAKER. Projects include FOR THE LOVE OF ROSE, an original neo-noir film Furlong wrote and will direct as his debut feature film; SYMPHONY FOR THE DEVIL, a groundbreaking documentary music series, and THIS AMERICAN DREAM a one-hour crime series.