Ryan Cooper is an Ojibwe, two spirited, LGBTQ Producer from Treaty One Territory Peguis First Nation, Ryan is a graduate of the National Screen Institute's CBC New Indigenous Voices program, The NSI Indigidocs program where he had the opportunity to producer an award-winning short documentary that went on to be programmed in festivals all around the globe.
Ryan is also the creator of two web series, one titled Daybreak People that has aired on Bell MTS Fibe TV1 in 2019 and the ImagineNative/APTN pitch winning series iNdigiThreads. Ryan is producing two TELEFILM TALENT TO WATCH one of which is INdigiThreads and Alter Boys. Alter Boys is also a part of the CFC Netflix series accelerator program. Ryan was also named as one of Playback’s Ten to Watch for 2021.
Ryan has four projects in development which he acquired funding from CMF, Manitoba Film And Music, The Bell Fund and Canadian broadcasters and streamers. Ryan is also a part of this year's Banff World Media Festival & IPF producer Bursary with his project My Sassy Sasquatch.
Ryan is focused on producing and writing contemporary, cultural & modern stories in an authentic way through scripted and factual storytelling.