BIO

Finn Ryan is a director and producer based in Wisconsin. He is directing a series of short films called Ogichidaa Storytellers, which focuses on Lake Superior Ojibwe treaty rights. He serves on the leadership council and directs film production for We Are Healers, a project to inspire Native youth to become health professionals. Previously, he directed The Ways, a series on contemporary language and culture from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. He also produced and directed the Emmy Award winning Climate Wisconsin, a collection of multimedia stories and interactive data exploring local climate change impacts. Finn worked as a high school special education teacher and co-founded an outdoor education program. He has a degree in special education and English, and a master’s in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

CLIENTS / COLLABORATORS

Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank / American Public Health Association
Northwest Portland Indian Health Board
We Are Healers
Wisconsin Humanities Council
UW-Madison School of Nursing
Mayo Clinic
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Center for Healthy Minds
Wisconsin Foodie
NACHP - UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Public Television
QUEST - KQED
WGBH
Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts
The Center for Courage & Renewal

 

FEATURED / AWARDS

Fresh Coast Film Festival
Eaux Claires Music Festival
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Film Festival
Vision Maker Film Festival
Smithsonian Mother Tongue Film Festival
Tales From Planet Earth Film Festival
PBS Online Film Festival
41 North Film Festival
Canadian Sport Film Festival
Science Museum of Minnesota
Royal Museum of Ontario
First Nations Experience (FNX)
To The Best of Our Knowledge - American Public Media
Wisconsin Life - WPR & WPT
Green Bay Film Festival
Climate Reality Project
2015 Webby Award Nominee - Online Documentary Series
2011 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
2011 World Press Photo Nominee - Multimedia