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Ryan Malloy

Ryan Malloy

Documentary Film and Video


Ryan Malloy’s interest in documentary filmmaking grew out of a passion for improving urban environments. After receiving a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan, he worked for several years to enhance transportation services in cities and towns along the East Coast, with the goal of connecting people with the opportunities that allow them to build their lives in meaningful ways. In his urban planning work, he drew on the theories he had studied as a philosophy and government major at Wesleyan University. From behind the camera, Ryan is interested in framing the stories of urban landscapes and the people who find their way in them. He hopes to bring focus to the spontaneous ways people interact with the built environment and the effects of urban policies and development.


Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2011

Everything Is Going to Be Fine 

hd video

JUNE, 2011

The end is near. How could anyone familiar with the daily news deny it? This film offers one filmmaker's dynamic and often humorous personal journey to deal with his growing anxiety about the fate of the world.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Director's Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, 2012
Best Amateur Production, VIX International Television Festival on Urban Life and Ecology, Spain, 2011
Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, 2012
Sehsüchte International Film Festival, 2012
Sonoma International Film Festival, 2012
SFFS Film Arts Forum: Beyond Film School, 2012


16mm color film

JUNE, 2010

While cities have historically served as dynamic places of innovation and experimentation, contemporary uses of urban space have generally conformed to certain mainstream expectations. Plasticity reveals three instances—a rooftop apiary, an occasional restaurant, and a mobile pizzeria—of people redefining how urban space is used in San Francisco.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Finalist, Region 1, Student Academy Awards, 2011
Finalist, VIII International Television Festival on Urban Life and Ecology, Spain, 2010
Food + Farm Film Festival, 2013
Buying and Selling: Stanford Student Filmmakers on Bay Area Economies, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013
Webcast on Truly CA Shorts, KQED, San Francisco, 2012
SF DocFest, 2011
Sonoma International Film Festival, 2011
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2011
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2011

Sick Wid It 

hd video

Co-directed by Briar March
MARCH, 2010

Seen through the eyes of Antoine Sawyer, a talented TURF dancer, Sick Wid It explores how one dance style, born on the streets of Oakland, is giving youth a way to express themselves on the dance floor and in life.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Community Engagement Award, Media That Matters Film Festival, 2011
Newport Beach Film Festival, 2011
Oakland International Film Festival, 2011
New Zealand International Film Festival, 2010


16mm black and white film


Kept delves into the environments and lives of three anonymous clutterers who have amassed so many possessions that their belongings have come to interfere with their daily lives.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

San Francisco Film Society - Cinema by the Bay, 2010



June 11, 2011

Free and open the public

June 11, 2010

Free and open to the public

March 18, 2010

Free and open to the public

December 10, 2009

Free and open to the public