RYAN EGYPT is a director, writer and producer whose 2017 short film Chasing Titles Vol. 1 won top honors at more than 20 festivals and award events, including the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, NYC Indie Film Awards, and the San Pedro International Film Festival. In addition to the best film awards, Egypt also received 10 best director nods, a testament to his expert handling of both the actors and the challenging action scenes in his highly ambitious first film.

Chasing Titles Vol. 1, produced by Egypt’s production company OPREME Films & Angels Liv Pictures. The film was shot in West Palm Beach, Florida, is the story of a dysfunctional father and his fraught relationship with his 12-year-old son, Caleb. Desperate for money, the father, Joe, runs a side hustle distributing drugs while working for an express mail company. When Joe loses his job and screws up his side gig, it puts Caleb in harm’s way, forcing him to make a crucial decision in order to save both himself and his father.

A native of New Jersey, Egypt was a highly successful businessman, entrepreneur and author before turning to filmmaking at the age of 30. He says of this decision, “Although I was successful, I didn’t love what I was doing. And I made the commitment to not do anything unless I love it. I heard this ‘whisper’—as Steven Spielberg described it—to look into filmmaking and, the more I learned about it, the more certain I became that this was it.”

Egypt is currently in preproduction with Chasing Titles: Broken Hearts, the sequel to his acclaimed short film. He lives in Los Angeles.