Ryan Nicholson

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Ryan Nicholson
Born Victoria, British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Special effects makeup artist, filmmaker
Known for Horror films, sci-fi films
Awards Gemini Award: Best Achievement in Makeup in Andromeda
Website plotdigger.com

Ryan Nicholson is a Canadian special effects makeup artist and filmmaker (director-writer-producer) of independent horror films.


Ryan Nicholson was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. He is a self-taught artist who ran special-effects shop Flesh & Fantasy for a number of years before he began directing and producing his own independent films through his production company Plotdigger Films.[1]


Nicholson has worked in the makeup department on many television shows including The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Stargate and Andromeda for which he was nominated for the Gemini Award three times for Best Achievement in Make-Up, with a win in 2002.


Ryan Nicholson has an extensive film resume, including the original Scary Movie and Final Destination films, Elf, Blade: Trinity and The Chronicles of Riddick.[2]

Nicholson has also written, produced and directed several films under the banner of his production company Plotdigger Films, including Torched, Gutterballs, Live Feed, "Hanger", Nature[3] and others.[4]


Year Film Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
2004 Torched Yes Yes Yes Short
2004 Necrophagia: Nightmare Scenarios Yes Yes Psychotic Boyfriend
2006 Live Feed Yes Yes Yes
2008 Gutterballs Yes Yes Yes Yes BBK
2009 La Petite Mort Presenter
2009 Hanger Yes Yes Yes Yes The Bum
2010 Star Vehicle Yes Yes Yes
2011 Suffer Yes Short
2012 Famine Yes Yes Yes Yes The Nailer
2012 My Name Is 'A' by Anonymous Yes
2012 Blood Valley: Seed's Revenge Yes Man in Truck
2014 Collar Yes Yes Yes Yes Bum Fighter 1


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