Ryan Gilchrist - Filmmaker in Tokyo

Ryan Gilchrist

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

I hail from Ann Arbor, Michigan U.S.A. Bored with my small town upbringing I lived all over the country during my 20's trough my early 30's from San Francisco to New York City. Each place offered a unique perspective on life and helped sculpt my view of the world. Now residing in Tokyo I would like to use those places, and my current one to craft thought provoking pieces both professionally and personally that inspire and excite the world.

My Creations

  1. Dough

    16 January 2017

    Short experimental piece. It cost a lot of dough to make.

  2. Inspired By...

    16 January 2017

    An ongoing project me and a San Francisco cartoonist have been working on focusing on people inspired by the works of Hayao Miyazaki. If you know of anyone who might be a good interviewee( or are one yourself!), or would like to join the project please message me.

  3. A small piece in a large project I'm working on about people who've been inspired by the work of Hayao Miyazaki. Shot by my friend in San Francisco on an iPhone and edited here in Tokyo.

  4. Smoke Break

    20 February 2017

    I decided to start taking pictures again as a hobby! The act of walking around photographing things has always been a very meditative experience for me, and I forgot how nice it was. So, for fun I shall share some of my findings with you! I hope you enjoy!

  5. Shut In

    14 March 2017

    An artist struggles to find the right medium to create a self portrait. The solution may cost him his life.

    This is a camera test that I adapted into a short film shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We shot it with a Sony A7s. The low light capabilities allowed us to... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  6. Found Town - Pilot

    11 January 2018

    Warning some language NSFW
    Hello all. My camera broke last year so while saving for a new one I made a short cartoon using after effects and photoshop with some of my friends in America in my spare time. I'm making this into a series so like it or not... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  7. You Rang

    1 November 2019

    I made this in After Effects from a character drawn by a friend in America. It was really fun to make! I hope you like it as much as I liked making it! If you have questions about how I made it please comment or message me!