Uploaded:, Friday, December 10, 2021
By press release
Valencia High School graduate Shane Ryan, also known as Shane Gledhill by former classmates, premieres two films during the Santa Clarita International Film Festival at Regal Cinemas in Valencia.
The debut comes right after the premiere of two films in Culver City last Wednesday.
A WISEGUY CHRISTMAS, which closes the festival on Sunday, December 12, was co-produced by Ryan and co-star. And A CHRISTMAS LOVE, which releases Friday, was co-produced by Ryan.
On Wednesday, he premiered THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS TREE, which he co-produced and plays the male lead. The film broke new ground by being the very first Christmas film to feature a non-binary character in the title role (with a former CalArts Socks Whitmore), as well as the first romantic comedy to feature a romance between two non-binary main characters. .
On the same day, Ryan also premiered the dog sledding documentary HEARTPRINTS IN THE SNOW, which he co-produced. Additionally, this week he saw the release of the thriller THE WRONG SARAH, in which he starred.
Ryan has worked on and released over 55 films this year alone as an actor, producer and director. While many of the films he produces are shot around the world, many of the films he stars in are filmed in Santa Clarita.
Ryan is currently filming LOVE CRIME, inspired by the Jodi Arias affair, here in Santa Clarita, as a producer and actor (portraying Arias’ doomed lover, Travis). LOVE CRIME is expected to be released at the end of January 2022.
Tickets for the Santa Clarita Festival can be purchased at https://www.sciff.org/.
Ryan’s filmography can be viewed here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1546474/.