Ryan Dacko (born 1978) is an independent filmmaker based in Syracuse, New York. Dacko served in the United States Coast Guard and used his free time while on a tour of duty at Antarctica to create the screenplay of And I Lived, a melodrama about high school lovers threatened by peer pressure and class warfare. And I Lived debuted at the B-Movie Film Festival in 2005 and won two awards.
In 2007, Dacko premiered Plan 9 from Syracuse, a documentary that followed his attempt to gain attention from a prominent film producer by staging a cross-country run from Syracuse to Hollywood. The film received screenings on the U.S. film festival circuit and won awards for Best Picture and Best Director at the 2008 New Haven Underground Film Festival. Plan 9 from Syracuse was released in August 2008 on DVD by SRS Cinema.
- Film Threat interview Interview on Film Threat
- B-Movie Film Festival 2005 Awards
- Syracuse Post-Standard/Syracuse.com coverage of the film
- “Underground Film Festival Moves To West Hartford,” Hartford Courant, September 27, 2008
- “Year 5 Award Winners,” New Haven Underground Film Festival
- “Movie Marathon Man,” Syracuse New Times, September 18, 2008
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