Ryan S. Porush is a documentary filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles. He has produced, filmed and edited documentaries and short films around the world, with an emphasis in telling longform, intimate character driven stories that highlight communities in transition. He received a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and earned a Master’s in documentary journalism from New York University. Ryan has collaborated with Mandalay Sports Media, VICE, Nat Geo and New York Mag. Ryan founded FAR BETWEEN PICTURES in 2017.
Ryan’s award-winning first film, TWO HUNDRED PERCENT (2016), about one young man’s journey to Israel to reunite with his forgotten father 15 years after a tragic accident, won first place documentary at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival and was acquired by Discover Films for distribution. Ryan’s first feature documentary film, THE PASSENGERS (2020), tells the story of the final community of Ethiopian Jews and its collective struggle to immigrate to Israel. The film recently won the Human Rights Jury Prize at the 2020 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Ryan served as Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Co-Editor. It is currently in negotiations for distribution.