Ryan Maxey has a fondness for ordinary people and unapologetic heroes in his documentaries -- which express themes of loneliness, moral conundrum, and upheaval of the status quo. He’s into exploring the gorgeous mess of the human experience through enigmatic non-fiction. At times he believes making films might cultivate some kind of empathy and progress. Other days he’s devoted to exploring anti-racist, abolitionist, anti-oppressive practices that probably have a more direct impact.
His work has been featured by festivals and publications including SXSW, Hot Docs, True/False, AFI Docs, Outfest, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Vimeo Staff Picks and Dazed and Confused Magazine.
He lives in an arts community in Los Angeles. He also lives on his bicycle.