Ryan van Dijk
Ryan van Dijk is an award-winning screenwriter and one half of a writing team with Alexei Mizin. Both writers are developing a mix of high-end projects, including an adaptation of a John Wyndham book for Route 24 (UK) and Brouhaha (AU), and developing an original series for Disney+ here in Australia. Currently, they are adapting a best-selling book to series for Lingo Pictures and STAN.
In 2018, Ryan and Alexei partnered with The Fleming Agency and sold original IP to Apple. Soon after, they became attached to a number of projects including a novel adaptation with Apple, a sci-fi series for Animal Logic/Truant, a prestige limited series for Fremantle based on the novel by the Miles Franklin-winning Andrew McGahan and secured a development deal with the AMC Network in the USA. Ryan has worked widely around Australia in writers’ rooms for See Saw Films, Fremantle, Goalpost Pictures, Matchbox Pictures, Aquarius Films and others.
Known for his intricate world-building and high-end concepts, Ryan has been supported by Screen Queensland, Screen Australia, Scripted Ink and Australians in Film through several project and talent-based initiatives. He has been able to leverage these opportunities into partnerships with major streamers and networks, as well as some of the most sought-after companies around the world.
Early in his career, Ryan received Screen Australia development funding for Vanished, a supernatural feature, which won the Monte Miller Award at the 47th Annual AWGIE Awards. With the support of Screen Queensland, he has participated in numerous professional development opportunities, including a masterclass with X-Files showrunner Glen Morgan.
Ryan earned his Master of Film from the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts. He received the Best Director Award at the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards for his graduating film Relationship Rehab, which debuted at the Brisbane International Film Festival.