Hello fellow creatives! My name is Riley Rheyan, welcome to my website! Here you can find my portfolio and my blog 'Behind The Reel' about everything film and tv. I'm a filmmaker in my mid 20's grinding away in the industry, paying my dues and navigating the muddy waters of the many many ways to form a career as an independent creator. I've been working in the film and television industry in Vancouver (AKA Hollywood North) in various roles since 2011. I write about film, what's currently happening in the industry, interviews, assets and tools for you, my fellow filmmakers.
I started this blog to have an outlet to put my thoughts and research into, and put them to good use rather than collecting dust in my many notebooks. I chose a career in film because I've wanted to work in movies since I was five! I got into the film industry as soon as I possibly could, even begging my mom to let me quit school when I was 12 so I could start working. In my opinion school was for people who didn't know what they wanted to do but I didn't have that problem! Mum was not convinced. So at 18 I got outta dodge, moved to Vancouver and went straight to film school.
I'm nothing short of obsessed with film and tv, and am very driven. Practically everything I do is geared towards my career in film. Currently I split my time between working union and non-union, when I work in the union world (to make money) I work as a Producer or Director Assistant which thankfully gives me an opportunity to learn a lot on the job and network with people. When I work non-union (to promote myself as a creator) I spend my time writing and directing, building my career so that I can take the leap and slowly work as a creator full time and make a living. This is my journey.