Ryan Moore is a dynamic Filipino-American filmmaker based in Los Angeles with a passion for telling compelling stories that resonate with audiences worldwide. His unique background, having spent his formative years studying abroad in the Philippines, has deeply influenced his work.
Ryan graduated with honors from the University of Southern California and went on to direct and produce his first feature film documentary, "Manny," narrated by Liam Neeson. The film, which chronicles the life of legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao, premiered at the prestigious South by Southwest Film Festival and was acquired and released internationally by Universal Pictures. "Manny" also won the Menkes Audience Award at the Reel Asian Film Festival in Toronto and was nominated for the Epiphany "Most Inspiring" Movie Award by MovieGuide. The film's red-carpet premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where Hollywood Boulevard was closed down for the star-studded event, was a true testament to its critical acclaim.
Recently Ryan produced the first official Bruce Lee NFT: The Formless Form together with his partner Marvel Visual Development Artist Anthony Francisco and the Bruce Lee Estate (Shannon Lee). The limited series of collectible artwork sold out in less 2 hours on Ethernity.
In his most recent project, "When We Danced," Ryan tells the touching story of a Filipino farmer ("Manong") who leaves his homeland in search of a better life in America. The film explores themes of love, loss, and self-discovery as Manong grapples with his own unfulfilled dreams and discovers a newfound purpose in teaching his grandson how to dance. The film premiered at the TCL Chinese Theater by the 23rd Annual Beverly Hills International Film Festival, where it won both the "Best Short Film" Special Jury Award and the "Best Editing" award.