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Team Bios

Michael Ryan, CEO
Jay Hindle, Vice-President
Stefan Hajek, COO
Marcus Mask, CFO
Devon Kliger, Director of Development
Ashley Bracken, Development Executive
Donald B. Mask, Chairman of the Board

Michael A. RyanMichael A. Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Ryan is the CEO/Founder of Archetype Pictures. He is a skilled Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Producer, and Cinematographer (Red One) who works on both independent and studio projects in feature film & television.

He has most recently directed and produced a series of suspenseful action thrillers, dramas, and sci-fi including; Currency Rising, The Silencer & The Sky, DS, Changed, Awake, and the documentary, Vitality & Archetype. In addition to film and TV, Ryan has directed, shot, and edited many music videos ranging from pop rock to European trance artists. His work has been shown and well received in the LA and New York International Film Festivals.

Most recently, Ryan was head of development for Engine Entertainment and CEO Chris Philip, (formerly VP of distribution for NBC Universal, currently President of distribution at Electus-Engine). There, he oversaw creative marketing, story development, and co-producing for in-house international and domestic television/feature production and distribution. He has spent time working within the MIP markets in Cannes and within the NATPE markets in the US. Ryan managed and produced a number of development projects and trailers for high profile clients' project material for FX, HBO, NBC, FOX, & NATGEO.

Ryan has also worked as a creative assistant and story analyst in motion picture development for various producers including Gale Anne Hurd at Valhalla Motion Pictures (Aliens, Terminator 2, The Abyss, The Hulk, Aeon Flux) and Caldecott Chubb, president of Chubbco Film Company (Dark Blue, The Crow, & Hoffa). He has also worked as an apprentice director/assistant for Paramount Picture's feature thriller, Suspect Zero (Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart, Carrie Anne Moss) under the guidance and mentorship of director/producer E. Elias Merhige (Shadow of the Vampire).

Ryan is currently preparing to direct and produce the feature film project, Dresden Sun, with production company, Legacy Filmworks, in Canada.

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