Ryan Sage is an award-winning writer, producer, director, who splits his time between big budget network promos and micro budget filmmaking. Currently he is in post on his second feature “Temps” which stars Grant Rosenmeyer (The Royal Tenenbaums), Lindsey Shaw (Pretty Little Liars), Reid Ewing (Modern Family), Eden Sher (The Middle) and Chris Bauer (True Blood).
His first feature, “A Big Love Story,” an indie romantic comedy about a guy trying to lose weight to find love, took home seven festival awards, including Newport Beach Film Festival’s “Breakout Filmmaker of the Year,” Beverly Hills Film Festival’s “Audience Choice – Best Feature” and the Manhattan Film Festival’s, “Best Comedy.” Variety called it “unpretentiously well turned” while Hollywood Reporter raved, “it brings fresh life to the overworked romantic comedy genre.” It has worldwide distribution through Osiris Entertainment in partnership with Gravitas Ventures.
For the last 14 years, Ryan has worked with NBC, ABC, BRAVO and the WB as a writer, producer, and director for on and off-air promos. He has directed some of film and television’s biggest names including, Jackie Chan, Seth MacFarlane, Jenna Elfman, Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Jason Bateman and many more.
Recently, he worked on the launch campaigns for NBC comedies "Marry Me" and "About A Boy" along with the ratings hit, ‘Sound of Music’. Prior, he directed ‘The Oscars’ promo campaign starring Seth MacFarlane. He also executed the entire on-air marketing campaigns for the first three seasons of ABC’s number one comedy, ‘Modern Family,’ and seasons 8-16 of the network’s overall most watched show, ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ For his promo work he has won 14 Promax awards.
Ryan also has love for the short format, most notably, producing the short film, "Boutonnière" starring Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, The Goldbergs), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Pat Crawford Brown (Desperate Housewives). It premiered at Sundance and went on to play in 20 other festivals winning various awards including Best Comedy Short at the LA Short Film Fest.
He studied film at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.