The world through Ryan Thielen’s eyes is big, bold, and filled with endless possibility. His commercial and branded work is dynamic and fun – a merging of real people and action with imaginative, fantastical CGI worlds. His personal films often focus on inspiring human stories in both the unscripted and narrative genres. He has worked with every A-list athlete under the sun, he’s notched dozens of awards and nominations, and through it all, he’s maintained that quintessential sense of Minnesota Nice.
Ryan's extensive filmmaking tool belt includes a dialed process for transitions, VFX and surreal elements, a nuanced understanding for sport and athletes, and a passion for story and character development. His work includes everything from building a Game of Thrones-worthy castle through CGI and production design, to using practical magic to give NBA stars reflective wolf eyes (while also wrangling a few actual wolves).