Ryan Charmatz

| March 6, 2015

School of Visual Arts

Ryan Charmatz

Ryan Charmatz has had a passion for visual storytelling since he could hold a crayon. After discovering Macromedia Flash at the age of 13, Ryan knew he was destined to combine his love of writing and drawing by creating animated films. His early short films, Think Outside the Book, Joey the Cow, and Short End of the Spaghetti, won numerous awards, and in 2010 Ryan began studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

His thesis film, The Maildog, was an official selection at the 37th SDFF. Now a graduate of SVA, Ryan plans to move to Los Angeles, where he hopes to bring his eclectic but touching style to the television industry.

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Fluffy the Flying Fish

Fluffy the Flying Fish

When they move from Los Angeles to Denver, a family has to decide how to transport their pet goldfish, Fluffy. A short film by Ryan Charmatz.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer