Ryan Dunlap

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Ryan Patrick Dunlap
Born (1983-10-21) October 21, 1983 (age 33)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Occupation Director, Actor, Writer
Spouse(s) Sarah Dunlap

Ryan Dunlap (born October 21, 1983) is an American independent film and short story actor, writer, and director. He is often recognised for his feature film, Greyscale.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Ryan Dunlap was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied film at the University of Tulsa.[2]

According to Dunlap himself, he made his "directorial debut" at the age of four, having loved to fiddle with his parents' camcorder and filming his surrounding.[3]


After graduating from the University of Tulsa, he produced several short films such as Smugglin and Return to Volition before he wrote the film, Greyscale.[2] His first feature film role was in Brian Shoop's Treasure Blind, playing the role of Alva Battlefield, one of three primary civil war thieves trying to steal a load of Confederate gold. After the role in Treasure Blind, he began to write Greyscale. Dunlap conceived the idea in May 2008,[4] and shooting began on September 2008 and ended in April 2009. It was privately screened in Tulsa in late summer 2010.[2] As of January 2011, he is based in Nashville, Tennessee.[5] Dunlap was reported in January 2011 to have been creating a feature documentary for BrightBulb Entertainment.[2]

He manages his own film production company, Daros Films, with his wife and two of his friends.[6]


A member of the Tulsa NaNoWriMo group, Dunlap has penned his own book, entitled The Wind Merchant, to finance Greyscale. He reportedly wrote the book by hand, using just a fountain pen and a leather-bound book. A sequel is in development.[7]

In 2016, Dunlap entered JukePop and 1888 Center's Summer Writing Project 2016 and was selected the winner. His manuscript, The Goldfish was chosen for publication. [8]

Select filmography[edit]


  • Greyscale (2015; as Oliver Allen, also writer and director[9])

Select works[edit]


  • The Wind Merchant (2012)
  • The Littlest Clockwork (2014)
  • The Reclaimer (2014)
  • The Goldfish (2016)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Can You Take The Heat?". Urban Tulsa Weekly. January 5, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gregory, Scott (January 2011). ""Greyscale" and beyond". Tulsa People. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kaiser, Michael (July 30, 2012). "Ryan Dunlap Talks about His Film 'Greyscale', Directing, and His First Novel". Career Off Roading. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Guerrasio, Jason (December 16, 2008). "PRODUCTION REPORT – "Greyscale," "Jun," "Sex," "Middle Men," and "Paper Man"". Indie Wire. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ O' Shansky, Joe (October 13, 2012). "Red Dirt on the Silver Screen". Urban Tulsa Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ O' Shansky, Joe (April 7, 2010). "Lights! Camera! Where's the Action?". Urban Tulsa Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ D. Watts Junior, James (November 11, 2012). "Writers are challenged to complete 50,000 words in 30 days". Tulsa World. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Summer Writing Project 2016 Winner". 1888 Center. September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "greyscale, a daros film". Daros Films. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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