Ryan Koo is the Founder and CEO of No Film School.
Koo’s directorial debut AMATEUR is a 2018 Netflix Original Film starring Michael Rainey Jr. (POWER, LUV), Josh Charles (THE GOOD WIFE, SPORTS NIGHT), Sharon Leal (ADDICTED, DREAMGIRLS), and Brian White (RAY DONOVAN, SCANDAL). AMATEUR is produced by Jason Berman (THE BIRTH OF A NATION) and Chip Hourihan (FROZEN RIVER), executive produced by former NBA All-Stars Tony Parker and Michael Finley.
Koo also released a short prequel to AMATEUR directly online, where it was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and was featured by Grantland, JAY-Z’s Life+Times, SLAM Magazine, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine, and Short of the Week. The short was subsequently invited to play film festivals, including Urbanworld, Indie Memphis, and NBCUniversal’s Short Cuts festival, where it won the Audience Award out of 1,400 entries.
For his web series THE WEST SIDE, Koo won the Webby Award for Best Drama Series, and he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film.