About K.Ryan Jones
A FILM IS NEVER REALLY GOOD UNLESS THE CAMERA IS AN EYE IN THE HEAD OF A POET. — ORSON WELLES
I am a filmmaker living in New York City. Shooting and editing movies has been my passion since I was 12 years old. I studied film at the University of Kansas, where I made a feature length documentary, Fall From Grace, which went on to premiere at the South by Southwest film festival and was later sold to Showtime and Netflix.
Since moving to New York, I worked as a video producer for Newsweek, making short documentaries for the magazine’s web site. I am now freelancing for numerous magazines and newspapers while working on my next feature-length film project.
I am also proud to be involved with the great work of an organization called FilmAid International, an NGO that brings the power of film to refugees and people living in impoverished regions of the world. Recently, I spent 6 weeks in Kenya, teaching a group of refugees in Dadaab how to make short films to tell their stories and to spread life-saving information to the more than 500,000 people living in the refugee camp.
Please browse the links at the top of the page to see various samples of my work. Videos marked with a * represent projects that went viral.