TOKYO, JAPAN // Ryan established Cutters Studios Tokyo in 2012, conceiving a creative culture in which great artists can produce great work, operating under the following principle: ‘if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing good work’. Ryan’s intuitive style of editing has brought in accolades including multiple Canne Lions, a pair of trophies from the Spikes Advertising Festival, a Hugo, a TED Ads Worth Spreading award, and the craft award for editing at the 53rd ACC Awards in Japan.
In 2016, Ryan launched Dictionary Film Tokyo as Cutters Studios production arm in Japan. The same principles of creative excellence and effectiveness served as the building blocks for Dictionary. Producing soup-to-nuts under one roof has allowed Ryan and team to eliminate pipeline redundancies and realize more production value in the product. Soon after launching Dictionary Films, the company produced Nike’s groundbreaking “Minohodoshirazu”.