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Ryan Black is an expert in the Film, Television, Music, Theatre and Radio Broadcast industries with over 20 years of experience. 

He has appeared as an Actor in films such as Geronimo, Dance Me Outside, The Thin Blue Lie, Eye of the Beast, Framed, Random Passage and Framed. He has also appeared in television series such as The Rez, Tipi Tales (as a puppeteer and voice of “Junior”), Relic Hunter, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Wonderfalls, Traders, Highlander: The Raven and North of 60. He has worked as a Radio Host for CBC Radio One and CBC Radio One: National as well as acting as M.C. and motivational speaker at hundreds of Aboriginal events and gatherings across Canada and the United States.

His Theatre credits cover a long range and include Ian Ross’ plays farWel and Fabric of the Sky, MTYP’s The Last Tree of Rapa Nui as well as classics such as Macbeth and Richard III with Winnipeg’s Shakespeare in the Ruins.  Ryan has also worked as a writer in television, film and publishing and has been featured in magazines such SAY Magazine and Urban NDN for guest editorials and video game reviews.

Ryan acted as co-producer and actor for Noam Gonick’s 2004 film Stryker and has assisted in the development and production of several local shorts films with independent Aboriginal Film and video filmmakers.

Endlessly dedicated to the development of new artists in Entertainment, and to Youth Social Development as an industry, Ryan has given workshops in every aspect of film to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth over the length of his career.  He has spent the last 5 years as Theatre and Film Instructor for the Aboriginal Arts Training and Mentorship Program, the Province of Manitoba’s After School Leaders HD Film Program and as of June 2013 in the role of General Manager for the newly created Urban Indigenous Theatre Company. (http://www.uitcompany.ca)

From Conception and Development, to Script Writing, Production, Editing and Marketing, Ryan is highly a skilled member of the Aboriginal community and a strong supporter of engaging our young people in the Arts.  His endeavors in bringing professional grade exposure to youth and cross cultural content to the community at large is based in his sincere belief that faith in your abilities, dedication, hard work and actively seeking excellence are the keys to unlocking social, professional and creative success.