Director Ryan Patrick’s history with PICTURE NORTH’s Executive Producers Neha Datt Schultz and Martin Rodahl goes back to his college days at Northwestern University where all three majored in film and their roots in advertising and production first took hold. As students, Ryan and Martin had conversations about working together in the commercial directing world. Now, twelve years later, the deal is done.

“There’s already a familiarity in collaborating with EPs like Neha and Martin, both of whom I’ve known for a while,” said Ryan. “There’s an unfiltered honesty about the creative process which I know will only take our work to the next level.”

Often blending comedy with rhythm and movement, Ryan’s spots deliver energy alongside carefully crafted art direction. A two-time nominee of the Cannes YDA, Ryan’s films and spots have screened on the Vimeo Staff Picks channel, at SXSW, and at numerous other festivals. His recent short film, Gremlins: Recall, was a viral reboot of the 80’s classic horror comedy Gremlins.

“We’ve known Ryan and admired his work for so long. Given everything that’s going on in the world right now, this just felt like a perfect time to consolidate our efforts and pursue the next step in our careers together,” said Martin. “He also brings something completely fresh to our line-up of directors.”

Neha Datt Schultz added, “We’re thrilled to have Ryan join our team. His reel adds energy and spunk to the roster, and he’s the ultimate collaborator, which makes him a delightful partner for agency creatives and direct clients.”

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Picture North offers production and post-production services to advertising agencies, record labels, and direct clients. The company represents directors André Øvredal, Jake Zalutsky, Markus Bader, Martin Rodahl, Nate Camponi, Nic & Sune, Ryan Patrick, and editor Talia Pasqua. For more information, please email