Nick Ryan

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Nick Ryan
Notable work A Lonely Sky, The German, Electric Picnic: The Documentary, The Summit

Nick Ryan is a film director and producer from Dublin, Ireland.[1] Ryan directed A Lonely Sky (2006), The German (2008), Electric Picnic: The Documentary (2008), and the award-winning documentary The Summit (2012); he was also the producer for Ruairi Robinson's short films The Silent City, BlinkyTM, and Imaginary Forces.[2][3] In 1995 he and two others founded Image Now Films, where they worked on commercials and graphic design.[1][3]


Nick Ryan's 2012 documentary The Summit was nominated for and received several awards. In 2012 it was nominated for the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival.[4][5] In 2013 it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and won the Editing Award for the category World Cinema Documentary.[5][6][7] In the same year it won an award for Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.[5] In 2014 it was a three-time nominee at the Irish Film and Television Awards; it was a nominated for Best Original Score, and it won both Best Documentary and Best Feature Documentary.[5][8]


  1. ^ a b "Meet the Sundance Filmmakers #33: Nick Ryan Revisits the Deadliest Day on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain in 'The Summit'". Indiewire. January 17, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nick Ryan IMBD Page". IMBD. 
  3. ^ a b "The Summit Film Official Website". The Summit Film Official Website. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Festival Awards". Archived from the original on Jan 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d "The Summit – Awards – IMBD". IMBD. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Feature Film Awards". January 27, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2013 Film Festival Awards Updates". January 27, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "IFTA 2014 Nominees & Winners". The Irish Film and Television Awards. The Irish Film and Television Academy. Retrieved December 3, 2014.