Ryan Dunlap

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Ryan Patrick Dunlap
Born (1983-10-21) October 21, 1983 (age 32)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Occupation Director, Actor, Writer
Spouse(s) Sarah Dunlap

Ryan Dunlap (also known by the pseudonyms Conway Banks and R. A. Santulis; 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]

Select filmography[edit]


  • Greyscale (TBA; as Oliver Allen, also writer and director[8])

Select works[edit]


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

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. ^ "greyscale, a daros film". Daros Films. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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