About

Ryan Swen is a freelance film critic and a cinema and media studies MA candidate at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Seattle Film Critics Society and is finishing an undergraduate degree in cinema and media studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. With Dan Molloy, he co-hosts the Catalyst and Witness podcast. Additionally, he creates 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

  • Writes program descriptions for the Northwest Film Forum
  • 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