|Born||Ryan Dekker Dreyer
November 16, 1980
Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Occupation||Film and television producer, director, screenwriter, and actor.|
Ryan Dekker Dreyer (born November 16, 1980) is a television producer, writer, director, and entrepreneur. He is one of the original founders of the cable network Illusion On-Demand, producer of several television series and films, and the creator of Tentacle Grape brand soda.
Dreyer was born on November 16, 1980 in Daytona Beach, Florida to an artistic family. At one time he lived out of a van when his parents were employed as traveling puppeteers. He now resides in New York City, New York with his wife.
Dreyer's career began in still photography shooting major label recording artists. His first film industry experiences were as a PA on the movies The Waterboy and Summer of Sam.
Writing and Directing
His directorial debut was on the short Closed Circuit, for which he won the monthly Slamdance Film Festival Anarchy competition.
Dreyer is credited as the writer and director of Sprint Powervision's mobile horror series Potter's Field. A southern voodoo suspense tale starring J. Larose, Randy Molnar, David Pruess, and Sean Hampton. This show is one of three mobile series that was supposed to play concurrently on the Fright Mobile offering along with Arkham (an HP Lovecraft-based series) and Last Transmission. On his blog Dreyer holds out hope to eventually complete Arkham, although no official plans to do so have been announced.
Dreyer's feature directorial debut is The Arcadian, currently list as in post production. The film follows a the story of a mysterious light house keeper in an apocalyptic future setting. The film's cast is led by Lance Henriksen, Bill Cobbs, and J. LaRose.
Television and Producing
In 2007 he and his partners launched the Illusion On-Demand network, a science fiction channel with a large national footprint. He soon took on the duty of creative director and brought both anime and sci-fi classics like Doctor Who to the network. Dekker produced many of the original programs that appeared on Illusion including "Analog presents: The Science of Fiction" in partnership with Analog Science Fiction and Fact. He would later expand the channel's holdings by launching the short-lived anthology magazine "Transmitter"
After departing Illusion, Dreyer produced a segment for the AMC series "Sci-Fi Department" and founded the annual "Anime After Dark" traveling film festival series.
Dreyer is currently working on an original series entitled "Emissary" with actor and co-creator Phil Morris. The cast includes Phil Morris, Aaron Douglas, and others. The first teaser for the series was released at the 2009 New York Comic Con
In December 2008, Dreyer teamed up with his wife to produce Tentacle Grape soda, sparking controversy about the brand's packaging and message. Although controversial the product received an overwhelmingly positive reception which lead to Cracked naming it #4 on their list of "Horrifying Soft Drinks Around the World". The unexpected popularity of the product lead to a backlog prompting watchdog site The Consumerist to question the existence of the soda. A retraction was subsequently published.
Their successor project, the streaming radio channel "8-bit FM", has met with an equally positive reception. The station programs a mix of Chiptune music, video game soundtracks, and Nerdcore hip-hop.
Dreyer attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for visual art and has continued to produce artwork in a variety of styles including 3D sketches. In September 2009 he was recognized as a Gawker Artist for his digital paintings, in Gawker Media's Contemporary/Rising Art Registry.
Dreyer is the author of the short story anthology Parasite: Six Tales of Speculative Terror and the novella The Tea Goddess. He is credited as having coined the term ecopunk. In comics, Dekker is the writer of Mondo Atomic, which retells the stories of [Plan 9 from Outer Space], [Robot Monster], and other B movies in a contemporary way.
|2002||Closed Circuit (short)||Yes|
|2003||Bandwidth (collection of shorts)||Yes|
|2005||Selling Queer (documentary)||Yes||Yes|
|RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare (documentary)||Yes|
|2007||Analog presents: The Science of Fiction (talk series)||Yes||Yes|
|Illusion's Top 20 (talk series)||Yes|
|Potter's Field (mobile horror series)||Yes|
|2008||Sci-Fi Department (AMC Series)Ep. Dragon Con||Yes|
|2009||Emissary (action series)||Yes||Yes|
|2010||The Arcadian (feature)||Yes|
- Slamdance Film Festival
- Official Biography
- New York Comic Con Featured Guest Biography
- Horror Society.com
- Dekkerdreyer.com blog entry "Hey, Arkham seems cool"
- "The apocalypse goes "1970s pop sci-fi" in THE ARCADIAN". The Quiet Earth. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
- D'Alonzo, Mike. "The Arcadian Trailer Starring Mr. Adam Sessler". G4 Attack of the Show. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "THE ARCADIAN, MISTERIOSAS VISIONES APOCALIPTICAS". Sci-Fi World Magazine. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Trailer de "The Arcadian" de Dekker Dreyer". SeptimoVici. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- Ain't It Cool News
- AMC's Sci-Fi Scanner
- Transmitter Seeks New Readers Sci-Fi wire
- Anime After Dark Film Festival reveals the depth and versatility of the genre, by Walter Ryce Monterey County Weekly
- Emissary’s Web Series Shows Us The Best Within Ourselves by Alasdair Wilkins, io9.com
- Emissary” first look footage, Q&A announced for NYCC, USAToday.com
- Blogging Sci-Fi London: A Day and Night in the Life, by Patrick Pearce The Independent
- Grapevines: Ah, The Delicious Taste of Tentacle Rape. Kotaku
- Alex Zalben.Tentacle Grape Soda, Hilarious or in Poor Taste? Nerve.com
- Horrifying Soft Drinks Around the World by Cezary Jan Strusiewicz, Cracked.com
- Mysteries: Is Tentacle Grape Real? Because their shipment dates aren't by Chris Walters, The Consumerist
- It's Real: Reader receives his Tentacle Grape by Chris Walters, The Consumerist.com
- 8-bit FM providing round the clock videogame music by Hamza CTZ Aziz, Destructoid.com
- Listen: 8bit FM and other relevant nerd music by Brandon Boyer, Boing Boing Offworld
- Damaged Goods, New 3D Web Comic by Dekker Dreyer - Swell 3D
- Dekker Dreyer, Gawker Artist
- Chambers, Jim. "Review Tea Goddess by Dekker Dreyer". Red Adept. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
- "Tea Goddess Review". Midwest Book Review. Retrieved October 2010.
- Review of Tea Goddess, Misty Baker, Kindel Obsessed
- Hart, Hugh (6 July 2010). "Mondo Atomic Mashes Plan 9 and Brain That Wouldn't Die". Wired. Retrieved 7 July 2010.