About

Ryan Swen is a freelance film critic. He is a member of the Seattle Film Critics Society and is pursuing an undergraduate degree in cinema and media studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Additionally, he writes and directs short films.

Resume

Ryan Swen
newsnayr@gmail.com | taipeimansions.com
(949) 295-6453 | 4710 11th Ave NE, Room 407, Seattle, WA 98105

FILM WRITER

  • Pursuing a degree in Cinema and Media Studies
  • Focused writer on all manner of topics related to film
  • Erudite yet readable and concise style
  • Strong ability to meet deadlines

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Freelance Critic, 2016-present

  • Currently writing for numerous outlets, including The Film Stage, the Brooklyn Magazine Film Section, and the Scarecrow Video Blog
  • Primarily writes at Taipei Mansions (personal site) and Seattle Screen Scene (staff writer)
  • Member of the Seattle Film Critics Society

Volunteer Programmer and Copy Writer, 2017-present

  • Assisted in programming and writing the descriptions for the experimental shorts section at the 2017 Local Sightings Film Festival at the Northwest Film Forum

EDUCATION

Pursuing a BA in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle (2015-present)

KEY SKILLS

  • Writing
  • Editing/Proofreading
  • Fact-checking

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

  • Windows & Mac OS
  • MS Office
  • HTML5