Ry has been making independent films for eleven years. She is currently in post-production on her fourth feature, Before I Fall, based on the best-selling young adult novel of the same name written by Lauren Oliver. The film is about a high school senior (Zoey Deutch), who is forced to live the last day of her life over and over again.
Ry’s films have premiered and won awards at several international film festivals including Sundance, Stockholm, Torino, SXSW and TriBeCa. Her first feature, Orphans, a tiny haunting sister tale, received a Jury Prize at the 2007 SXSW Film Festival and was released on DVD in 2008. You Won’t Miss Me (2009) stars Stella Schnabel and won a Gotham Independent Film Award and was released by Factory 25 in a limited edition DVD/LP set. Nobody Walks (2012), co-written with Lena Dunham and starring Olivia Thirlby and John Krasinski, won a special Jury Prize at Sundance and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures.
Ry has received accolades from the New York State Council on the Arts, the TriBeCa Film Institute, the LEF Foundation, the Sundance Institute and Creative Capital. She majored in film at Oberlin College and grew up in New York City. Her work has been praised by The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Vanity Fair and The New York Times, among others. She is developing a film based on the true story of her sperm donor suing her lesbian mothers for visitation and paternity rights when she was nine years old.
Before I Fall set, 2015
WME | Jeff Gorin & Sarah Self
Bunker New York