About Ryan

A first round draft pick by the New York Mets straight out of high school, Ryan Jaroncyk departed from a promising career in pro baseball to return to one of his earliest passions: creative storytelling.

 As a former collegiate football player and professional baseball star, these experiences provided a rich matrix for understanding the human and narrative dimensions of life.

Previously a journalist and editor for an independent voter publication featuring contributors from across the American cultural-political spectrum, Ryan draws upon his personal, athletic and journalistic experiences to imbue his storytelling with authenticity, pathos, drama and real-life grit.

His primary literary influences include luminaries such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Dante Alighieri and George MacDonald, while his cinematic influences include Stanley Kubrick, Tobe Hooper and Ridley Scott.

As a creative producer and screenwriter, Ryan aims to draw in and inspire audiences with stories of raw courage, enduring hope and redemption through works of fantasy, history, sports, and horror.

Screenplay Awards & Accolades

Best TV First Scene Hook
Hollywood Hills Screenwriting Competition, 2018, Best TV Script & Best TV Concept, Queen Palm International Film Festival, 2019 
(Viking Queen originally titled Olga of Kiev)

Best TV Script
Queen Palm International Film Festival, 2019, Best TV Concept, Queen Palm International Film Festival, 2019
(The Lucky Sixpence)

Creative World Awards, 2018
Soul of an Empire)

3rd place
Script and Storyboard Showcase, 2019
The Hammer)

Grand Prize Winner
Script+International Short Script Challenge, 2019
Cynisca Reborn)

New York City International Screenplay Awards, 2019
(The Unholy Orb)

Nominated for Best Feature Concept & Script, Third Place Prize
Queen Palm International Film Festival, 2019
(Tales From Mysterion: The Hidden Island)

Nominated for Best Short Script
Upstate NY Horror Film Festival. 3rd Place, Indie Suspense/Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival
(The Plague of Cyprian)

West Texas Film Festival
(Soul of an Empire)

Best Horror Period Piece
Upstate New York Horror Film Festival
(The Plague of Cyprian)

Official Selection
Diabolical Horror Film Festival
(The Unholy Orb)

Near Nazareth Film Festival
(The Exorcism of Mary Magdalene)

Winner – Micro Short Script
Horror short, Berlin Flash Film Festival
(He Descended Into Hell: Jesus Christ crosses the River Styx to conquer Hell)