RBG or Ryan  Barton -Grimley



Ryan Barton-Grimley, or RBG as his distinguished colleagues refer to him, was born in Harare Zimbabwe in the mid-1970's. Battling blood-thirsty lions and mad wilder-beasts for just shy of a decade, he moved to the USA with his family, settling in Carpinteria California, in other words, the exact opposite of Harare Zimbabwe. After doing time at various public and private institutions, almost getting nine degrees in everything from basket-weaving to filmmaking, he graduated from UCLA with a prestigious degree in liberal arts. This astounding feat of academic excellence led to a starring role in the acclaimed indie feature film TROPIX opposite Danielle Bisutti and supporting roles on CRIMINAL MINDS and Fox Movie of the Week, THE PRICE OF LOVE. Burned out on all the fame and fortune, RBG decided to slide further down the rabbit hole writing and directing the internationally acclaimed home invasion thriller... THE TRUTH, starring John Heard, Brendan Sexton III, Erin Cardillo and Daniel Baldwin in 2010. This stunning piece of independent cinema was distributed worldwide, much to the chagrin of film critics everywhere and was one of the most pirated films on the Internet preceding its release. After a short period of reflection on the peak of a mountain at an undisclosed location and directing a slew of advertising and selling out to “the man,” RBG decided to step back in front of the camera, starring in and producing Douglas Mueller's debut feature film... REPATRIATION, a “soldier coming home” story with a twist, currently taking the festival circuit by storm. Next he directed and starred in his second, third and fourth feature films... ELIJAH'S ASHES an award-winning comedy about brotherly love and homophobia and... HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS a slacker-horror-comedy about "kicking vampire ass and taking vampire names!" and... BABY MONITOR a psychological horror about a new dad who's baby goes missing inspired by Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock. Lastly... keep an eye out for RBG performing improv at UCB or Groundlings and follow him on twitter @rybartongrimley @ryanbartongrimley on the IG, or harass him at:  ryanbartongrimley.com