Ryan has over a decade of experience creating short- and long-form documentaries for clients like HBO, PBS and National Geographic. In 2005, he received the Overseas Press Club’s "Best International Reporting on Human Rights" award for his film Border Jumpers, which aired on PBS: Wide Angle. In 2007, Ryan was injured in Afghanistan by an IED explosion while embedded with the U.S. Special Forces, filming "Inside the Green Berets" for The National Geographic Channel. He has since spent time with aborigines in Australia, child soldiers in Liberia, searched for Columbus’ ships and lost DaVinci paintings. In 2011, he earned the Sundance Cinematography Award for “The Redemption of General Butt Naked,” a documentary he shot and produced.
Danielle is a producer and photographer. She has worked for National Geographic's award-winning Explorer series and the Smithsonian Channel's Spotlight programs, producing over 100 hours of programming on topics ranging from art to science. Danielle leads content curation at Still Life Projects and has developed campaigns for clients like the International Rescue Committee and Next City, shepherding projects from paper to screen, in cities from Baltimore to Bangkok.
Max is an award-winning producer, writer and director. He has produced films for PBS, NATURE, History Channel and National Geographic, where he was Senior Producer of its flagship Explorer series. From exploring Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, to following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, to tracking down Leonardo DaVinci’s lost murals across Europe, Max has spent his career chasing stories with unprecedented success. In 2009 and 2011 he received Emmy’s for his work on National Geographic Explorer.
Whitney is a producer who specializes in science, education and natural history. With a strong scientific and medical academic background, Whitney excels at communicating dense technical information to audiences at every level. She writes, produces, develops, and directs visual effects for a wide range of non-profit, corporate and scholarly projects. Her work for PBS, NOVA and National Geographic has taken her from the tribal villages of Papua, New Guinea to the bow of an Inuit whaling boat off the north coast of Alaska.
Lyman is a film editor with a decade of experience working on theatrical documentary films and television programs. His work has been seen across national and international networks, including IFC, PBS and Discovery Channel. As Still Life Projects’ lead editor, Lyman has worked on videos for the Audubon Society, Rockefeller Foundation and UVA, making long- and short-form videos, as well as creating shareable web content.