Ryan Moody is an award winning filmmaker from Trumbull County, Ohio. He now lives and works out of Los Angeles, California. In 2008, he received his bachelor degree in Film Studies from The Ohio State University. In 2012, Moody returned to his hometown of Warren, Ohio to shoot a short film titled Last Call. It garnered awards from the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, The California Independent Film Festival, The Columbus International Film + Video Festival, and the Big Island Film Festival. In 2014, he received his MFA degree in Film Directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. Since then, he has worked with James Franco's company, Rabbit Bandini Productions, on several feature film projects. Moody's most recent work is a short film titled Obituaries, which is currently in its festival run. It features an ensemble cast including James Franco, Wes Robinson, Lenny von Dohlen, Justin Lee, Jesse Heiman, Jorge Diaz, and Anita Kalathara, among many others.