Ryan in Bread's Crumbs 3: Scrub Slam (2016)
Actor - Editor - Director
2013 - 2017
Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer - Kai Fellows / Vladimir Dubrovky
Ryan also took up directing, and he created the Bread's Crumbs Cinematic Universe. He wrote, directed and starred in the first film, Bread's Crumbs, and returned as Captain Jumpa for the second and third films. He had roles in various short films, such as Tea-Eee, Jumpa X, Isarus and Pizza Origins. Ryan also voiced Kai Fellows and Vladimir Dubrovky in Ninjago and its sequel, Rise of the Great Devourer. He later played Maxwell in The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods, which served as his final film role.
On February 19, 2017, it was announced that his involvement with all films connected to Scott had ended permanently. As such, his role as Kai in Ninjago: Age of the Golden Master was recast, while his roles in Bread's Crumbs 4: Mass Consumption were cut.
Ryan showed a large interest in joining the crew after seeing part of Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution, although he was unable to be cast as the movie had already been filmed most of the way through. Ryan had known about the Jurassic Shark series for a long time through his friend, Jacob Doerr, but had no interest in joining beforehand. However, he was still able with production by providing sound effects and music, which were used throughout the second half of the movie.
Towards the end of the year, Ryan was cast as Owen Hawkins in Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution, and would be one of the film's leading protagonists. Many of the film's younger cast members, such as Jon Meunier, were dropped from the third film's cast, so Scott sought new actors to take their places.
Ryan became an administrator on the LordStarscream100 Wiki in February 2014. He was the only cast member to be an active user on the site, as others have popped on at random.
Filming for Jurassic Shark III began on April 5, 2014. In addition to playing Owen Hawkins, Ryan also portrayed several masked, unnamed corrupt InGen employees who appear throughout the film. He also portrayed a more prominent employee, Rainer Koffman, who became a major antagonist in the film. Ryan filmed the project until October, when production ended for the year due to the changing seasons.
Ryan later starred in The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods as a character named Ryan. He filmed his scenes in May, with the project being released in June. The film, by technicality, marked Ryan's acting debut; he had been filming Jurassic Shark III for two months up to this point, but it hadn't been release yet. In June, Ryan made directorial debut with Bread's Crumbs, a short film following a team of treasure hunters as they protect an ancient artifact from the villainous Bread Nelson. In addition to writing the film's script, Ryan played one of the film's main characters, Captain Jumpa. He reprised the role in Tea-Eee, which was filmed in September and released in October. By this point, the Bread's Crumbs series was growing into a cinematic universe, which Scott sought to expand in the future.
Shortly after the release of Tea-Eee, CarpenterStudios was dropped from the voice cast of Ninjago when he stopped submitting his lines for Kai. As a result, Scott allowed Ryan to take over as the character. Ryan voiced Kai for parts three to five of Ninjago, and re-recorded CarpenterStudios' dialogue for parts one and two when the full movie was released. Ryan also voiced two soldiers in the film, Roberts and a Russian soldier (whose name is later revealed as "Vladimir Dubrovky"). The project aired on YouTube from July to December 2014, with Ryan debuting upon the release of Part 3 in November.
In January 2015, Ryan took on the lead role in An Aspiration to Excel, the indirect sequel to The EdTech Enterprise. The film received an honorable mention in the second annual White House Student Film Festival. The same month, Ryan resumed filming Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution, and at the end of the month he was confirmed to return as Kai and Vladimir Dubrovky in Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer. In May 2015, Ryan starred as the titular character in Dr. Troubleshoot. He helped edit the film and write the script as well.
In June 2015, Ryan returned as Captain Jumpa in Bread's Crumbs 2: Electric Boogaloo. The film was shot over four days, though Ryan was hardly able to participate. Ryan also played a small role as Jumpa X - a robotic clone of Captain Jumpa. He reprised the role in August with the release of Jumpa X. That summer, Ryan voiced Kai and Vladimir in Rise of the Great Devourer, appearing in the first two parts in July and September.
In January 2016, Ryan began editing the final battle of Jurassic Shark III. He also voiced Kai and Vladimir in the last three parts of Rise of the Great Devourer, which were released from January to March. In February, he filmed his final scene for Jurassic Shark III with Gabe and Russell Parkinson. In April, Ryan starred as the villainous Rainer Koffman in Isarus, and returned as Captain Jumpa in the spin-off Omega; the latter project was kept a secret until its release. It was his only directorial role in the Bread's Crumbs series besides the first film.
Ryan returned as Captain Jumpa in Bread's Crumbs 3: Scrub Slam, the intended finale of the series; this would mark his last time playing the character. He filmed his scenes from May to June. Initially, he was interested in co-directing and editing the project, but Scott chose to take on both roles. As was the case with the second film, Ryan was absent from many days of filming, which depleted his role.
In July, Ryan was confirmed to return as Kai and Vladimir in Ninjago: Age of the Golden Master. He played the mercenary Jicker in the short films The Pizza Cometh and Pizza Origins, which were released in August and September. That summer, Ryan was present for filming The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods; he has an uncredited role as The Creepy Guy's body double, during a scene where he's seen from behind. Ryan later filmed a scene for the film, in which he plays police officer Maxwell. This wound up being his final film role, which was unforeseen at the time.
In October, Ryan directed and cameoed in 2016 Election in a Nutshell, a comedic short film persuading people to go out and vote. In December, Ryan finished editing the final battle of Jurassic Shark III, and it was released on Christmas. On December 31, he directed and acted in a short film called Wild Horses. Filming wasn't completed that night, and was set to wrap on a later date.
On January 15, filming for Wild Horses continued, but stopped due to several cast members leaving the set early. As a result, the film was never completed. The same day, Ryan made a separate short film called Election Crashers. It was set for release on January 20, though editing wasn't completed by this point.
On February 19, Ryan's involvement with LordStarscream100's films ceased permanently due to a repeatedly hostile attitude towards his fellow cast members. As a result, he was dropped from the cast of Age of the Golden Master and Bread's Crumbs 4: Mass Consumption, which was confirmed a week after his expulsion. He was initially set to return as Captain Jumpa and Jumpa X. His final film, The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods, was released only two weeks after his expulsion. On April 3, Matt Howell was recast as Kai in Age of the Golden Master, while Vladimir was removed from the film and wasn't recast. In May, archival footage of Ryan as Jumpa X was briefly featured in The Two Man Trio.
On August 3, Ryan abused his administrator privileges to delete this article without a stated reason, and was promptly demoted from his position. He later agreed that the action was "unreasonable" and that the response was fair. Pictures of Ryan as Captain Jumpa and Jumpa X briefly briefly appear in Bread's Crumbs 4, while archival audio of Captain Jumpa is briefly heard. He was not credited for any of the material.
In January 2018, Ryan edited Wild Horses and Election Crashers, and released them on February 1. The same day, he confirmed that Bread's Crumbs 1.5 - Inquisition, an interquel to Bread's Crumbs 2 that was stuck in development since 2014, will be edited and released. This has yet to occur.
He continues to create films on his own channel, which, though generally unrelated to Scott's existing series, feature several of his collaborators. He currently has no new projects planned. Information about these films can be found on his wiki.
- The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods (2014) - Ryan
- Bread's Crumbs (2014) - Captain Jumpa
- Tea-Eee (2014) - Captain Jumpa (Tom Boter)
- Ninjago (2014) - (voice) Kai Fellows, Russian Soldier, Roberts
- An Aspiration to Excel (2015) - Himself
- Dr. Troubleshoot (2015) - Dr. Troubleshoot, Roland Thompson
- Bread's Crumbs 2: Electric Boogaloo (2015) - Captain Jumpa, Jumpa X
- Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution (2015 - 2016) - Owen Hawkins, Rainer Koffman, Stone Brigham, various InGen employees
- Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer (2015-2016) - (voice) Kai Fellows, Vladimir Dubrovky
- Jumpa X (2015) - Jumpa X
- Isarus (2016) - Rainer Koffman
- Omega (2016) - Captain Jumpa, Jumpa X
- The AP Team (2016) - Ryan, Akim-Ska Wakir, Jackson Wick, Assassin 1 (re-released in 2018)
- Bread's Crumbs 3: Scrub Slam (2016) - Captain Jumpa
- The Pizza Cometh (2016) - Jicker
- Pizza Origins (2016) - Jicker
- 2016 Election in a Nutshell (2016) - Anti-Voting Deplorable (cameo)
- The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods (2017) - Maxwell (final film role)
- Bread's Crumbs 4: Mass Consumption (2017) - Captain Jumpa (archival audio/uncredited)
- Dr. Troubleshoot (2015)
- Omega (2016)
- 2016 Election in a Nutshell (2016)
- The AP Team (2016)
- Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution (2016) (Bombshark fight & final gunfight)
- Ryan provided many of the props and sound effects used in LordStarscream100's films, mainly weapons and their respective sound effects. Notable productions include Ninjago, The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods, and Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution (although he only provided sound effects for the second half of the movie, as he was not involved with the first half).
- Ryan originally planned on creating several independent projects that ultimately never came to fruition prior to his expulsion, although many were cancelled or simply not developed far before that. See Scrapped Films for more.