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Rynoryder’s Podcast

Rynoryder’s Podcast

By Ryan McCoy
This is a place where I talk about the REAL struggles of being an independent filmmaker living in Los Angeles. I talk about Hollywood and the Studio system, and where I see the future of filmmaking going. I hope to inspire the next generation of filmmakers so they don’t fall into the same traps that I did.
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Table Reading of the screenplay, "Butterflies", read by the Cast of the upcoming Independent Feature Film!!
Before we enter production tomorrow, December 11th, 2020, the cast assembled together for the second time, via Zoom, to do a table reading of the screenplay, "Butterflies", written by Ryan McCoy, directed by Kevin Van Stevenson, and adapted from the 2010 YA novel, "Party", written by Tom Leveen! "Butterflies" takes us inside the head of Becket Montgomery, a high school kid with a decision to make...should she follow in the steps of her deceased mother?  Or, does she tune out the voices in her head, and choose LIFE instead?
01:34:49
December 10, 2020
"FULL Script Analysis & Breakdown!!" - BUGS Acts 1& 2
Getting a little ansy, as I'm sure everyone else is feeling as well right now, so I decided to start something new!  I'm going to be doing a FULL analysis and breakdown of some of my scripts.  I've realized that the videos I've made where I get into details of my writing, people seem to enjoy, so let's see how these do.  I went through acts 1 and 2 of my script "bugs." and there may be some good insight in here for writers looking for someone diving into specifics regarding scene structure and character development. Thanks for giving it a listen!!
52:29
April 1, 2020
"Taking Things to the Next Level" - AVALON HOLLYWOOD - RynoRyder's Podcast - Ep. 037
 In this vlog, I travel to my favorite part of LA, Hollywood, California!  I have a friend performing at the WORLD FAMOUS, Avalon Hollywood where some of the best DJs in the music industry have performed.   I came packing with three different cameras, my Canon 7D, BlackMagic Cinema, and my iPhone X.    The night was a blast and I get to now say I've filmed at the Avalon, another historic venue and location here in Los Angeles.   If you enjoyed this vlog, please hit the subscribe button and share this with others.  Thanks for watching!  You can check out Jeff, a.k.a. "Syd Salva"'s music here:  https://soundcloud.com/sydsalva   Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.     
25:24
May 29, 2019
"The science behind a good story" - RynoRyder's Podcast - QUICK TAKES
I sat down with TV writer, Jon Veles, to talk about writing, the process, and what the motivation is to tell good stories. Jon's work can most recently be seen on the renewed season of "Fresh Off the Boat". Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.   You can follow him on: Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat:  http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor:  https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr:  https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot:  https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/
02:19
May 14, 2019
"How to make your script stand out" - RynoRyder's Podcast - QUICK TAKES
This is a clip from the podcast show I recorded with screenwriter and instructor, Phil Eisner.  Here, he talks about a "cheat" writers can use to help get the attention of a Hollywood script reader. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.   You can follow him on: Twitter:  @rynoryder Instagram:  @rynoryder YouTube:  /rynoryder SnapChat:  rynoryder11 Facebook:  /RynoRyder11 Anchor:  /rynoryder
02:18
May 14, 2019
"What it means to be an Independant Producer in the Entertainment Industry in 2019" - BONUS CONTENT - RynoRyder's Podcast
This is the audio from an article I wrote about the Origin Story of how my screenplay, "Apocalypse," went from script to graphic novel and why I decided to do it in the first place.  I end the audio with my thoughts about how to and what it means to produce in the film/tv/entertainment industry, in a modern 2019 marketplace.  Enjoy!  Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers. 
06:37
May 3, 2019
"A Lesson in How To Write a Compelling Screenplay" - RynoRyder's Vlog Ep. 034
Back to the whiteboard!! I'm doing some work on my most recent script and I came across what I thought was a teachable moment for any young/old/aspiring/established screenwriters and decided to whip out my iPhone and record a vlog just for you guys. Enjoy!! Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.   You can follow him on: Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat:  http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor:  https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr:  https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot:  https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/
10:51
May 1, 2019
"My TOP FIVE Things I Have Going on RIGHT NOW!!!" - RynoRyder's Vlog Ep. 033
I've been head-down writing and grinding that I haven't posted a video in a while so I wanted to give you all an update with my TOP FIVE things that have the most "legs" right now. To purchase a copy of my book, "Black Angel"go to the Amazon link here:  https://www.amazon.com/Black-Angel-Bipolar-too-story/dp/1090860080/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=ryan+mccoy+black+angel&qid=1555361215&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull Follow updates for the graphic novel on Instagram:  @graphicnovelapocalypse Or, you can visit the website:  www.apocalypsegraphicnovel.com Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.   You can follow him on: Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat:  http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor:  https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr:  https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot:  https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/
09:11
April 15, 2019
BONUS CONTENT!! Script Meeting with Brazillian/American director, Kaya Verruno
I recently finished the first draft to send out to Brazillian/American director, Kaya Verruno, of a screenplay based on a pitch idea he had for an adventure story set in the northern jungles of Brazil.  This was our first script meeting where he gave me notes on the script to take back and apply to another draft. The meeting is just under 2 hours, and while not knowing the entire story, I still think you'll be able to pick up on a lot of stuff.  If you listen to the way I talk about story, it's very binary.  I think if you are an aspiring writer, pay attention.  There's definitely some stuff in here that will bring you some value. Aside from that, Kaya shares several true stories of things he's witnessed and experienced for himself in Brazil.  It sounds like quite an amazing place.  Enjoy!!
01:58:56
April 8, 2019
"Self-Publishing Your Own Book" - An excerpt from my book, BLACK ANGEL: I'M BIPOLAR TOO. THIS IS MY STORY
Today marks the two-year anniversary of my mental breakdown that altered the course of my life forever.  I wanted to do something special for my podcast listeners, so along with introducing my book and why I decided to write it and the significance of it coming out today, I also picked an excerpt from the end of the first chapter to read. I want to push open the door for the conversations that need to be had regarding mental health, suicide, addiction and depression.  I believe they are all very much entangled together.  I wrote this book in the hopes that it can serve as a shield for others to have the courage to speak up about their own mental issues, OR, for those who haven't been affected by it, not to be afraid to speak up openly and honestly about it. If you like what you hear, please share this with someone you think may benefit from it as well.  If you would like to order a copy of my book, please visit this link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1090860080/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 Or, go to amazon.com and search for "Black Angel Bipolar" or "Ryan McCoy Bipolar". I thank you all for your support.
09:34
March 28, 2019
"Story vs. Spectacle" - Audio Commentary - Short Film, Apocalypse: The Student
Here's the audio commentary for my third Apocalypse short.  As I explain in the video, I drew my inspiration for this one from director, Sam Mendes. I breakdown how quickly I work on the fly when I see what I want, only doing 1-2 takes for a shot.  I compliment the very talented, Micah Parker on his additions to the character and to the scenes.  And, I forget the young acctresses name.  :)  Sorry, Savannah! The second part of the video I go on a rant talking about Story vs. Spectacle and show an example of one piece of work I believe helps explain the difference. I'm really trying to figure out how to portray what I mean when I tell people of a movie or a screenplay, "There is no story."  In my head, it makes perfect sense, but I'm realizing how untangible the word "story" is, so I want to try and explain it better to the audience when I talk about it.  Please enjoy! Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.   You can follow him on: Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat:  http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor:  https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr:  https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot:  https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/
22:37
March 25, 2019
"Trying to tell a story without a script." AUDIO COMMENTARY - Short Film, "The Drunk"
Here's another commentary for my short film, "Apocalypse:  The Drunk." My purpose behind putting these pieces of content out is to give any insight and perspective to ANY aspiring filmmaker, artist, creative, just to let you know a bit about what goes through my head and the reasons behind the choices I make, artisticly.  Even if sometimes those choices don't neccessarily work out in the end.   The important thing, is to not judge or blame yourself from them, but to learn and move onto the next.  To quote a menotr of mine, "You're only as good as your last at bat."  :) Please enjoy! Chase Coleman imdb:  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2584288/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Follow Chase's music career @mercymodeband https://www.mercymodeband.com/ Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.   You can follow him on: Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat:  http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor:  https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr:  https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot:  https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/
11:43
March 25, 2019
"What it takes to be a writer in Hollywood" - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show 13.2
As you'll hear during the intro, I was going back through some of my old videos and realized that a podcast with my friend Jon Veles, something fucked up and it only posted about the first 25-ish seconds of the interview. SO, I found the raw video and audio and decided to re-post it for you all.   Jon is a working writer, currently on TV for ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat."  I think there's some really valuable stuff in this interview because Jon and I talk about the differences between writing for film vs. TV, and also dive into our processes as writer's and how we come about making a story. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.   You can follow him on: Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat:  http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor:  https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr:  https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot:  https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/
01:04:33
March 22, 2019
"How to Make a Short Film w/ Zero Budget" - AUDIO COMMENTARY by Writer/Director Ryan McCoy
Been talking about doing these for a while now and finally decided to make one.  Because I got such a good feedback about me posting the different audio commentaries for my feature film, EVIDENCE, I thought people could gain some value by me doing an audio/video commentary for each of my short films I have on my channel.   You can't get more guerrilla than this one.  We shot during "magic hour" and only had about 20-25 minutes to film everything to keep the look we were going for.  There were literally 4-5 people, cast included, on set that day.  We rehearsed and rehearsed and then when the time was right, we got the shots.   This is probably my favorite of the three shorts, although technically not the best.  But, I love the grittiness and dirt of not just this story, but the character herself.   Look forward to more of these commentaries soon.  Thank you for watching, and please comment your thoughts below and share this video with friends.  Thanks!   Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third.  He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.     You can follow him on: Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat:  http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor:  https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr:  https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot:  https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/ 
08:13
February 6, 2019
BONUS CONTENT!! Life Lessons for the Younger Generation - RynoRyder's Podcast RECAP
What you'll hear first is (after my sexy, raspy, stuffed up intro) is some audio ripped from one of my videos where an intern I had working for me last summer, Kai, wanted to ask me some questions about the industry and how I produced my first feature film.  I think the questions are great and I think there's definitely some "jewels" of wisdom in there. After that, you'll hear a complilation of audio from some of my podcasts I did last year. I hope you all enjoy, and I hope to continue to bring you value and keep producing MORE CONTENT!  :)  I love you all.
21:30
January 25, 2019
What's it like being on a Disney show? - RynoRyder's Podcast Show #18 w/ guest John Paul Green
I fucked up on the audio and a second camera for this podcast, but I HIGHLY recommend you all check this one out, featuring actor John Paul Green. JP (as he goes by) is most widely known for his role as Chuck McCoy in the acclaimed Disney Television show, "Austin & Ally". In this podcast, we dive into how he made the move from Houston to Los Angeles, navigating his way through Hollywood, and what it was like working under the Disney banner. JP is a very intelligent, well-thought out person who I believe added some REAL VALUE to any of those aspiring for a career in the entertainment world. I apologize again for the lack of a second camera and bad audio, but I hope you all Enjoy! Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers. You can follow him on: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat: http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor: https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder
01:21:32
December 16, 2018
"Becoming an Independent Filmmaker," w/ guest Eric England - RynoRyder's Podcast Show #17
It's been a while since I got to record a podcast, but my guest for this week is a very talented writer and director, Eric England. Eric has directed SIX feature length films so far in his career. We sit and talk about what it was like for him growing up in Arkansas and having a passion for story-telling and how he ended up here in LA. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @ericengland33. Check out the trailers for some of his films below. Enjoy! JOSIE - Starring Sophie Turner and Dylan McDermott https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3_c-aSZF5M GET THE GIRL - Starring Justin Dobies and Elizabeth Whitson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqi5AReIkcw CONTRACTED - Starring Najarra Townsend and Alice MacDonald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chqtOlOEdsY Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers. You can follow him on: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat: http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor: https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmc... Blogspot: https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/
01:17:06
December 4, 2018
BONUS CONTENT!! USC Chapter Talk - February 5th, 2018
This audio is from my first ever talk that I gave at the beginning of this year. I've become MUCH more comfortable talking and telling my story and talking with passion, but I was nervous as FUCK to give this talk. BUT, I swallowed any judgement and got up and did it. I definitely scared the living shit out of these kids, but at least I did it and I hope to do many, many more throughout my life. I believe I have a natural ability and gift to lead others and help encourage them to at least think bigger. Whether or not they take any action on it is up to them. Enjoy! Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
22:13
November 28, 2018
BONUS CONTENT!!! Audio Commentary by the stars of "Evidence," Abi and Ashley
About a week ago I posted the audio commentary I did for the feature film, "Evidence." People seemed to really enjoy it so I thought I would post the other commentary from the DVD extras that was done by the two stars of the film, Abigail Richie and Ashley Bracken! Theirs is definitely lighter in tone than mine, and they both give a ton of insight into what it was like being in the film. If you've seen it, you'll know these two girls were put through the fucking WRINGER on this movie. They never once complained and always gave it 100% effort and determination. I'm very proud of both of their performances and I encourage any aspiring OR established actors give this a listen. There are definitely some jewels of knowledge that any actor can learn from. Enjoy! Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:18:42
November 22, 2018
FILMMAKING, DREAMING BIG, BIPOLAR - DreamMason Podcast 1.29.2018 - Alex Terranova w/Ryan McCoy
FLASHBACK FRIDAY!! This is the audio from a podcast interview I did earlier this year. Enjoy!! Ryan McCoy sits down for his first interview EVER! "The DreamMason," Alex Terranova interviews Ryan for his podcast from Ryan's home in Topanga, California. This is an in-depth look at the REAL struggles behind what it is like to be an independent filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Ryan gives his viewpoints and experiences about the industry, what he is doing now and also where he sees it going. Ryan also opens up about going through a mental breakdown back in 2017, and his recent diagnoses of having bipolar disorder and the adjustments he's had to make because of it and how he has now been able to harness it and use it to better his life and others. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
53:24
November 16, 2018
BONUS CONTENT!! Audio Commentary by Ryan McCoy from the Horror film, "Evidence"!
This is the audio ripped from the DVD extras of the audio commentary I did for the film's domestic release a few years back. I thought I'd post the audio on here for those of you who have seen the movie, will be able to follow along with the commentary. I made "Evidence" on a VERY shoe-string/no-string budget. So, for any aspiring filmmakers out there, young and old, there are some great tidbits, tips and tricks in here that I think are able to provude a ton of value. Because I didn't have any money (I paid for the whole thing out-of-pocket and we got the entire film in the can for just under $12,000), we relied heavily on creativitey and ingenuity in order to bring the best possible scares and suspense we could. Give it a listen and if you haven't seen the feature film yet, Here is the link to it onmy YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5iY7ofzZSM&t=2329s Pleas SHARE, LIKE & SUBSCRIBE! Thanks!!
01:18:42
November 8, 2018
HOW TO BECOME A STUNTWOMAN OR STUNTMAN - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #16 - Unplugged
I'm digging our new format, but I'd love to hear it from you all! This, I feel, was a very amazing episode and I'm proud to share it with the world and I give ALL my love to those amazing women and men who work in the stunt community. God Bless! Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:10:12
November 7, 2018
ACTOR, MUSICIAN, CHASE COLEMAN - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #15 - UNPLUGGED
Happy 4th of July, everybody!! We're trying something a little different this week. We decided to go "Unplugged" on this week's podcast and I couldn't have had a better guest for it than actor/musician/friend, Chase Coleman. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:01:31
November 6, 2018
ENTREPRENUERSHIP, MOVING TO LA, NAVIGATING THE WATERS - RynoRyder's Podcast - The Word - Show #14
Happy Hump Day!! This week's episode I sit down and talk with entreprenuer and all-around amazing dude, Pasquale Iannino. We talk about his recent move from Chicago to LA, his love and talent for doing Voice-Over, and his work as creative director for a digital media company. We also show some love and support for local LA brewery, Golden Road Brewing. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:02:28
November 6, 2018
ABC, TV, "Fresh Off the Boat" WRITER, JONATHAN VELES - RynoRyder's Podcast - The Word - Show #13
This week I'm joined by talented writer and dear friend, Jon Veles. Jon is a writer for the TV sitcom, "Fresh Off the Boat." We discuss the current state of TV, how it all works, and why some shows are able to make it and others aren't. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:03:10
November 6, 2018
CONTENT MARKETING & BRANDING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA - RynoRyder's Podcast - The Word - Show #12
This week, my guest is YouTuber, Kyle Brenza. We talk about navigating YouTube and other digital platforms, what practices have worked best for us and how you have to be able to adapt and stay consistant in content creation. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:02:31
November 6, 2018
YUAN BROS., COMEDY, COMICS, RPGs & MOVIES - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #11
I had a great time meeting John and Matt Yuan! You all might best recognize them from the Seth Rogen movie, "Observe and Report," but John and Matt have been living and working in Hollywood for years. They've written a slew of successful comic books and have continued to pave out a career for themselves in this crazy industry. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:06:38
November 6, 2018
SCREENWRITING, PHIL EISNER "Event Horizon," FILM - RynoRyder's Podcast - The Word - Show #10
WOW...! Did Phil Eisner and I bring FIRE on this one!! I knew this would be a good show because the topic was "Writing," and if you look at any of my bios, it says "Writer first..." Writing is the single-most thing I enjoy to do in life, and boy, did we talk deep about it. Phil Eisner is a screenwriter who penned the film most noticably known, EVENT HORIZON. I met him as an instructor at UCLA and we really just clicked. I could sit and talk with him for HOURS, not only just about movies and writing, but about LIFE, and how it's reflected in movies. Just an all around amazing person and we had a blast talking. There's a reason we went 20-something minutes past the hour mark. It's that good. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:22:18
November 6, 2018
STORYBOARD GRAPHIC NOVELS, LIFE IN LA, PERSEVERENCE - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #9
This week's episode, I'm joined by author and writer, Steve Stern. Steve has been working in the world of comic books and graphic novels for decades now and recently launched a company called STORYBOARD GRAPHIC NOVELS, where he translates someone's screenplay into graphic novel/comic format, and then utilizes his vast resource of extremely well-known artists to bring that screenplay to life. We talk about what life is like in LA, the energy of the city, it's downfalls and its peaks. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
54:42
November 6, 2018
MUSIC IN FILM, COMPOSING, FEMALE COMPOSERS, NIKOLA ANTONUCCI - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #8
Very excited about the topic of this week's show and was joined by an AMAZINGLY talented musician, Nikola Antonucci. We sit and talk about movie scores, film scoring theory, songs used in movies, and the progression and combination of classical and industrial methods of creating a movie score. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:02:48
November 6, 2018
ACTING, AUDITIONING, ABIGAIL RICHIE, FUTURE OF CASTING - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #7
A very special show this week because I was joined by my lovely, beautiful and extremely talented wife, Abigail Richie! We talk about acting, performances, casting, auditioning and the current state of actors and auditions and also what the future looks like for that industry. Abi is a film and commercial actress who was one of the leads in a film I wrote and produced called "Evidence." She has been living and working in LA for over a decade. She talks about the differences between auditioning back then and how it's evolved over the years to today. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
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November 6, 2018
LEGION M, "BAD SAMARITAN", HOLLYWOOD, FUTURE OF FILM - RynoRyder's Podcast - The Word - Show #6
In this podcast, my guest is the very smart, very knowledgeable, Terri Lubaroff from the company, Legion M. Legion M partners with top Hollywood creators - from independent filmmakers to big Hollywood studios - to produce a slate of movies, TV, and digital content. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
01:03:13
November 6, 2018
PODCAST, ACTING, FILMMAKING, MICAH PARKER - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #5
In this episode, I'm joined by actor, Micah Parker. He is known for his roles in The Vampire Diaries, Mob City and Wait. He and I sit down and discuss life in Hollywood, working in the industry and the WORK that it takes to put in if you want to be successful. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
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November 6, 2018
THE HOLLYWOOD STUDIO SYSTEM, CINEMA OF THE 70s, STORY- RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #4
In this episode, I'm joined again with Josh Boyer and also Toronto-based producer, Gordon Weiske. I apologize for the crummy audio in the beginning! We talk about the lack of great story-telling in the Hollywood studio system today compared to movies that were made only decades ago. I talk about character over characteristics and that I believe it's not the writer's fault, the studio system is imploding. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
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November 6, 2018
THE POWER OF CINEMA, FAVORITE FILMS, FUTURE OF THEATERS - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #3
n this show I am joined by a young entrepreneurial mind, Kevin Kalb. Kevin and I sit down and talk about some of our favorite movies and the connections we have to them. We talk about some of the best movies that have been made and what made them stand out. We also discuss watching a movie with an audience and talk about the experience of going to see a movie, over how good or bad the movie actually is. We talk about the future of theater chains and how they will adapt in the future. We then both give our movie recommendation and wrap it all up. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
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November 6, 2018
HOLLYWOOD CURTAIN, INSPIRE FILMMAKERS, DESTROY HOLLYWOOD - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #2
This episode I describe the term I use, "The Hollywood Curtain" and I talk about what I mean when I say I want to "destroy Hollywood." I believe Hollywood is no longer innovating and is in desperate need of it. I talk about pulling back that curtain to reveal Hollywood for what it is, a business and a machine. I think we have strayed too far from the artistic part of it, and lost the art of great story-telling through a visual medium. I talk about how I want to eliminate the need for the term "celebrity" and give examples of how my viewpoint has changed over the years. Finally, I talk about wanting to inspire the next generation of filmmakers and reach my hand out to them and lend them my experience and knowledge of the industry. I am joined on this show with my friend and business partner, Josh Boyer. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers.
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November 6, 2018
BIPOLAR, MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL BREAKDOWN - RynoRyder's Podcast - Show #1
I suffered a massive mental breakdown and put the lives of my family in danger. I was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder and really hit the RESET button about knowing who I was for the last 36 years of my life. When I decided to start putting my message out to the world about what I experienced and how I've rebuilt myself up, I made the decision to launch a Podcast and Internet show, and release it on the anniversary of that night that changed my life forever. Through a BUTT-LOAD of hard work and support, I achieved that dream and executed on my vision. I'm very proud of what I have accomplished and will continue to spread my message and share my life as a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. I hope this show can serve as an inspiration to others, that no matter what the obstacles are in your life that may stand in your way, whether they be physical, or mental, that if you work every day on it and you work hard, you can achieve anything you want.
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November 6, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 41
Definitely my worst Anchor Podcast yet. I tried to force an episode today about “rain in cinema” of all things because I couldn’t think of any other topic and I give up halfway through it and admit it’s a bullshit piece of content. However, I still decided to publish it to let everyone know that sometimes it’s good to learn from your misses, and perhaps you can learn some insight from not only going through the experience, but also in the feedback from others. I encourage everyone who listens to this episode to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts on about my fuck yo and what I can do to improve it. Happy Saturday, you all!!
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March 10, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 40
Made it to my forties!! In this episode, I talk about what to do if you are an independent producer, looking to finance a movie. How if you have connections to investors, you need to have your shit dialed in. Or, if you are self-financing, you have to work your fucking face off if you want it to happen. Nothing comes easy, in life, and especially in the entertainment industry.
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March 4, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 7
I introduce Josh Boyer to the Anchor app!! I introduce Josh and his URL so you can start listening to him as well. 👍🏻
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February 27, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 9
Family & Friends episode. What do your family and friends say about you if you are pursuing a career as an independent filmmaker? How do you navigate the tough decisions and find the drive to keep moving forward.
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February 27, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 1
My first Anchor Podcast, I explain a bit of personal experiences I’ve had as an independent filmmaker and talk about what the REAL struggles of being a filmmaker in Los Angeles are.
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February 27, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 36
In this episode, I talk about the classics. How my work theory of watching at least one movie a day, and how recently I’ve been revisiting some of the older movies, because I’m finding their ability to tell story far beyond what we seem in mainstream releases today. Enjoy!
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February 27, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 37
I try background music for the first time, make this one short and sweet, and talk about the game and how the saying, “Its chess, not checkers” in terms of getting ahead in whatever business that may be. Make your moves!
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February 27, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 39
In this episode I talk about if you’re having difficulty coming up with a story, try putting restrictions on yourself like limiting the number of characters, or having the entire story take place in only one location, things like that. I’ve found that if you provide yourself set boundaries, and do the work of outlining and detailing your story, that it forces your creativity. Enjoy!
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February 27, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 38
I welcome everyone back to my recordings. Had some issues with my phone but am all good and ready to rock now. 😊👍🏻. In this episode I talk about the movie THE FLORIDA PROJECT, my admiration and thoughts about writer/director/producer/editor, Sean Baker and then hopefully encourage you, if you have aspirations of telling stories through a visual medium, to just start going out and doing it. You have the technology available, study the art of storytelling, and go hone your craft! Period.
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February 27, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 33
Episode 33! My Jesus episode! \ud83d\ude0a I stick with that theme and talk about the movie The Passion of the Christ. I give my thoughts about the film as a whole, explain why I make the comparison to that movie and Citizen Kane, and talk about the sequel and how it looks like the ball\u2019s finally rolling forward for that one. Tune in!
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February 13, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 32
I stay specific with this episode and talk about the climax and final scene in the movie \u201cThe Last of the Mohicans.\u201d I discuss how Michael Mann was able to build the story to have the A, B and C stories all climax not only at the same time, but the same event and space. It\u2019s pretty remarkable to pull that off. Also, the incredible score by Randy Edelman and Trevor Jones allows for this type of scene to play out using only minimal to no dialogue. What are some of your favorite scenes out there and why?
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February 12, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 31
I feel like I\u2019ve been going macro with my topics lately and wanted to talk about specific movies or scenes in movies that I find to be incredible. After all, this is a podcast about making movies, right?? In this episode, I talk about the movie, \u201cThe Mist.\u201d Specifically the ending. If you have not seen the movie, DO NOT listen to this episode. If you have, I give a quick recap of what I think about the ending and the movie as a whole, and also discuss the importance of an opening to a script, versus the ending of a film. Give it a listen!
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February 12, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 30
I\u2019m pretty sure I cut myself off at the end of this one. BUT, in this episode, I discuss the \u201cauteur theory\u201d. I site some examples of American Directors and how they might be deemed to be in this category, and then I completely debunk the theory, based on the many departments that are responsible for making a film, and how it\u2019s impossible for a single director to have that much \u201cauthoritative\u201d control over a picture. Listen and enjoy!!
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February 11, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 29
I thought it was going to be a quick one and I end up taking the whole five minutes! In this episode, I talk about my method and theory of watching at least one movie a day. I try and make sure it\u2019s a movie I haven\u2019t seen before, but I\u2019ve grown a keen sense to where 30 minutes into the movie, I can already tell if it\u2019s worth wasting the rest of my time. Sometimes I will switch to a different story and see if that one grabs me. I also talk about Scorsese and HIS method of watching movies everyday and the fact that some one who is at the top of their game, but also been around forever, still practices something every up and coming filmmaker should do.
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February 10, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 28
In this episode, I thank those of you that have started to listen into my station, even though I\u2019m still not 100% on how it works, I talk about my mental breakdown and diagnosis of having bipolar disorder, and talk about the recent woman in my industry who also suffered with bipolar and depression and ended up taking her life yesterday.
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February 9, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 27
On this episode, I ask what it means to be a producer! When I asked for a show of hands during my talk at USC on Monday, when I asked how many producers there were in the room, only one girl raised her hand! But she raised it high and proud! I was expecting a lot more hands to go up because a lot of people love to put \u201cproducer\u201d under there name, but have no fucking clue what it really means to produce a movie. Comment or call into the station and tell me why you think you\u2019re deserving of the title, \u201cproducer.\u201d I\u2019m curious!
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February 7, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 25
In this episode, I talk about giving my first ever talk which just so happened to be at USC, I discuss execution over having an idea, and I give a shameless self-promoting shoutout to me, for actually doing rather than saying. Ryan McCoy is a writer first, filmmaker second, entrepreneur third. He has written and produced two feature films, and is beginning to expand out to give talks and share his experience with the next generation of young filmmakers. You can follow him on: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rynoryder Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rynoryder SnapChat: http://www.snapchat.com/rynoryder11 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RynoRyder11 Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user14099549 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/rynoryder11 Anchor: https://www.anchor.fm/rynoryder Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ourryanmccoythings Blogspot: https://rynoryder.blogspot.com/ WATCH NOW!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmPsMRrRN3Q&feature=youtu.be
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February 6, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 23
Over half a bottle of red wine and I decide to do another podcast episode. In this one, I talk about the term of \u201cmaking it\u201d in Hollywood. I then split off on a tangent about God knows what, but I\u2019m sure all of it is gold. Listen to it!!
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February 4, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 22
Double deuce!! In this episode, I was inspired just before I recorded it to talk about the great \u201cOner Shot\u201d in Film. I site examples from the past, the present, and hope for the future use of it! It takes a lot of time and planning, but I believe when we\u2019ll executed, it\u2019s worth the payoff! LISTEN NOW, BITCHES!!
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February 4, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 21
In this episode I talk about when it comes t writing a screenplay, ideas are shit. Execution is the game. Your job as a writer is to build a character that the audience wants to watch. It is then your job to put that character through the absolute extremes, so the audience can see how that character reacts to conflict, and how do they come out on the other end. I wrap it up just in time for the five minute mark too! Give it a listen!!
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February 3, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 20
I made it into the 20s!! In this episode, I ask where your inspiration and motivation comes through writing and music. I explain my methods of building playlists on Spotify for specific screenplays or stories I\u2019m working on, and then #plugintoplugout during my runs and listen to the songs I\u2019ve built around my story to help insure me. What are your routines and methods to inspire YOUR creativity? Let me know!!
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February 2, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 19
On this episode, I talk about persistence, persistence and persistence. I correlate having a \u201ccontact\u201d in the indistry as related to mining a cave or well. You\u2019ll never know how much value that cave might bring, unless you keep mining it until it runs dry. Keep hustling out there!
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February 2, 2018
RynoRyder’s Podcast - Ep. 18
In episode 18, I talk about if you are a filmmaker and you are \u201cstuck in a rut\u201d, I offer my advice on how to get out of it by simply doing. Take your phone and record a story. Once you start, you\u2019ll find your creative juices begin to flow and you\u2019ll feel good about yourself afterward. Enjoy!
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January 31, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Ep. 16
In this one, I switch from days to episodes, and give my honest opinions about Ridley Scott and my theories on he and his brother. Are you not entertained??
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January 28, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Day 14
My special \u201cnow I\u2019m all caught up with my daily podcast\u201d show, I talk about being creative as an independent filmmaker in order to achieve the highest production value. Whether that be a cool location you can use for free, a cool location you can guerrila it and steal a shot, (yes, I am encouraging you to break the law \ud83d\ude0a) or you dig through your family and friends for resources, whether that be a cool car, costume, whatever. I also leave this a bold tip I think would be cool if someone actually executed. Listen up!!
04:53
January 25, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Day 13
In this episode, I talk about sales. Specifically, the lack of education out there for aspiring young filmmakers on what it means to SELL a movie. Sure you can make one, but even once you do, if you\u2019re trying to follow the realm of traditional distribution, unless you know someone who knows what the hell they are doing, then you will get screwed. Every time. Period. Give it a listen!! \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02
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January 25, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Day 12
I do an impromptu podcast while I get Abi\u2019s tires changed. I give a shout out to Fairmount Rubber and Tires, and I talk about the importance of building a community of independent filmmakers, and also talk about a similar movement that was done in the early 70s, with filmmakers like Spielberg, Hill, Lucas, Coppola and Scorsese. Listen and give it a clap and a share. Thanks!
11:23
January 25, 2018
Rynoryder\u2019s Podcast- Day 8
Josh Boyer and I discuss Film and the industry here at Sundance 2018!!
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January 21, 2018
Rynoryder\u2019s Podcast - Day 8
Josh Boyer joins me once again while we talk about day two for us at Sundance, our encounter with Elijah Wood, the company Moviepass , and about talking with one of the co-founders of Netflix. \ud83d\udc4d\ud83c\udffb
03:38
January 20, 2018
Rynoryder\u2019s Podcast- Day 6
I talk about Jason Blum and how if you are a young producer, you should be following his business model.
02:25
January 17, 2018
Women Directors in Film
In this episode, I talk about a theory that was given to me about women Directors in the film industry and I give my opinions on the matter.
02:59
January 17, 2018
The Jason Blum Model
In this episode I talk briefly about producer Jason Blum and his business model, and why I think if you\u2019re a young producer, you should be following his every move. Because once Hollywood implodes, it will be producers like Blum who will stay prominent.
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January 17, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Day 4
In this episode, I get back on track with my daily podcast thoughts, talk about the origins of screenwriting and apprenticeship early in the 30s, 40s & 50s, and reflect on of technology has made us weak as storytellers? Give a listen and comment in on your thoughts. \ud83d\udc4d\ud83c\udffb
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January 16, 2018
Rynoryder’s Podcast - Day 3
In this talk, I give my feelings and opinions about the 2015 movie, \u201cTangerine\u201d. I talk about the two reasons I think the movie is great, and I give a shout out to writer/director, Sean Baker! Check it out!
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January 15, 2018
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January 12, 2018