CEO/FOUNDER: RYAN BARTON-GRIMLEY
Ryan Barton-Grimley, or "RBG" as his colleagues refer to him, was born in Harare, Zimbabwe... For the uninitiated, that's in south central Africa... Yeah, Africa. Anyway, he and his family moved to the USA, specifically Encino California, at the height of its cultural influence in the late 80's. Fresh off the boat, RBG did time at various public and private institutions, eventually graduating from UCLA and also… catching the “acting bug.” After studying with all the best acting teachers in Hollywood and falling in love with improv at UCB and The Groundlings, RBG won starring roles in the indie feature film TROPIX and too many grad films to mention, as well as supporting roles in CRIMINAL MINDS and a Fox Movie of the Week, THE PRICE OF LOVE. Yeah... remember when they made those? Anyway, always seeking new creative outlets, RBG chose to try his hand at writing and directing, making the internationally acclaimed home invasion thriller... THE TRUTH, starring John Heard, Brendan Sexton III, Erin Cardillo and Daniel Baldwin. Distributed worldwide by Warner Brothers, Gravitas and Showtime, THE TRUTH was one of the most pirated films on the Internet in the three weeks preceding its release. Hot off that success, RBG starred in and produced Douglas Mueller's well reviewed debut feature film... REPATRIATION, as well as, directed and starred in the film festival darling... ELIJAH'S ASHES... a dark comedy about brotherly love and homophobia. Both films had healthy festival runs and were distributed worldwide, despite their low budgets and lack of movie stars. A life-long fan of horror films, RBG next took on the task of writing, producing, directing and starring in his fourth and fifth feature films... HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS... an 80's inspired horror-comedy about "kicking vampire ass and taking vampire names" and... BABY MONITOR... a mind-bending psychological horror that will make "new parents" everywhere cringe at the the mere mention of a baby monitor! Both of these projects are currently in post-production. Lastly... keep an eye out for RBG performing improv at The Groundlings, his home away from home, or nose deep in a laptop, writing some crazy script he can't wait to unleash on the world! Feel free to say "hi" to him as he doesn't bite... he swears... Well, unless he's playing a vampire. You get the idea! RBG thanks you for your time!