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    RYAN MACKFALL
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Travel announcements: 2 weeks in the studio working on some stuff (one being the FFAF film FYI) and then I'm out into the wide blue yonder again. Here's how it'll go down (with all being good and well). BERLIN, GER: October 11th to 18th. BOSTON, USA: October 18th to 26th. BERLIN, GER: October 27th until.... As always, keen for collaborations in Berlin but Boston will be short on time as I have a solid itinerary with some good friends, as well as one of my mentors. I hope to see some good folk regardless. I'll be spending a lot of my time in Berlin location scouting, taking photos, editing from coffee shops, filming and hanging with my extended family there. Autumn has begun πŸ™ŒπŸ» @theatlasladder and @caspianofficial I'll see you at the lucky dog in Beverly... #filmmaking #travel #director #dp #berlin #boston #collaboration
Travel announcements: 2 weeks in the studio working on some stuff (one being the FFAF film FYI) and then I'm out into the wide blue yonder again. Here's how it'll go down (with all being good and well). BERLIN, GER: October 11th to 18th. BOSTON, USA: October 18th to 26th. BERLIN, GER: October 27th until.... As always, keen for collaborations in Berlin but Boston will be short on time as I have a solid itinerary with some good friends, as well as one of my mentors. I hope to see some good folk regardless. I'll be spending a lot of my time in Berlin location scouting, taking photos, editing from coffee shops, filming and hanging with my extended family there. Autumn has begun πŸ™ŒπŸ» @theatlasladder and @caspianofficial I'll see you at the lucky dog in Beverly... #filmmaking  #travel  #director  #dp  #berlin  #boston  #collaboration 
"They were testing plant matter before full scale implementation. They needed to check that specimens weren't 'damaged' before they served their intended purpose. Now they know it works they're getting ready for full scale extraction. Their confidence though has gone slightly overboard; so much so they've underestimated the strength of a human community under pressure". #filmmaking #scifi #fauna #nightscapes #urban #location
"They were testing plant matter before full scale implementation. They needed to check that specimens weren't 'damaged' before they served their intended purpose. Now they know it works they're getting ready for full scale extraction. Their confidence though has gone slightly overboard; so much so they've underestimated the strength of a human community under pressure". #filmmaking  #scifi  #fauna  #nightscapes  #urban  #location 
Happy birthday @derekarchambault my friend. Someone who doesn't like a fuss, but then again I'm too proud of the people in my life who matter to stay quiet. I met Derek on a cold December night in 2011 at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and little did I know that it would be the first of many times we'd be spending time together. Fast forward 6 years and I have watched Defeater go through everything you can imagine. Sadly this also includes loss, grief, sorrow, betrayal, disability and even addiction, but what must be noted is that they survived it all and are even better humans. This guy is one of the survivors and it never fails to inspire me to face my own demons/trials in life. On top of that his lyrics were part of the reason I even hit them up in 2010 asking if they'd be interested in making a film. Only a certain type of brain could create the story of a dysfunctional family from New Jersey, USA in the 1940s and then write albums about said people. That's a mind I'm glad to know and privileged to have earned the trust of. Not to mention he's a guy that lives by his word. Enjoy your day my friend, you are one in a million and we (your family on the road) love you. #defeater #derekarchambault #birthday #blackandwhite
Happy birthday @derekarchambault my friend. Someone who doesn't like a fuss, but then again I'm too proud of the people in my life who matter to stay quiet. I met Derek on a cold December night in 2011 at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and little did I know that it would be the first of many times we'd be spending time together. Fast forward 6 years and I have watched Defeater go through everything you can imagine. Sadly this also includes loss, grief, sorrow, betrayal, disability and even addiction, but what must be noted is that they survived it all and are even better humans. This guy is one of the survivors and it never fails to inspire me to face my own demons/trials in life. On top of that his lyrics were part of the reason I even hit them up in 2010 asking if they'd be interested in making a film. Only a certain type of brain could create the story of a dysfunctional family from New Jersey, USA in the 1940s and then write albums about said people. That's a mind I'm glad to know and privileged to have earned the trust of. Not to mention he's a guy that lives by his word. Enjoy your day my friend, you are one in a million and we (your family on the road) love you. #defeater  #derekarchambault  #birthday  #blackandwhite 
Winter home life, before tour, in Massachusetts, USA. Compositions from my ongoing feature film about @defeaterband. Back to the USA next for recording of the new album. More winter bleakness. The goth in me loves it haha. #defeater #documentary #feature #hxc #hardcore #director #dp #cinematographer
I am the storm on the the horizon and the sun on your face. The clouds over head and the uncertainty that rests on the edge of the bed. I am the good choice and the bad choice all rolled into one. The right and the wrong made as clear as song. The line in sand, and a secret voice . The old way made new. A one that theoretically is better as two. #wilderness #filmmaking #frames #composition #ocean #director #writer
I am the storm on the the horizon and the sun on your face. The clouds over head and the uncertainty that rests on the edge of the bed. I am the good choice and the bad choice all rolled into one. The right and the wrong made as clear as song. The line in sand, and a secret voice . The old way made new. A one that theoretically is better as two. #wilderness  #filmmaking  #frames  #composition  #ocean  #director  #writer 
"He had this thing that started in his 20s. A reverse reaction to how most others deal with negatives. With your average human, feelings are kept hidden (normally that's a pride thing). It's mulled over and released in solitude to avoid ridicule by any unknown social assassin. But his particular strain of blood meant that he was only capable of this for short sustained periods of time. The dam would break now and then and a rush would come. He knew about 5 minutes before. In suburbia it's easy to run to a field. But in the inner city it was impossible. On this occasion he sat in a cafe. The chairs began shaking and after about a minute they parted ways with the floor and began slowly floating upwards. The only way you'd know it was him though was by a few tears rolling down his left cheek, and a shaking right hand. People never noticed though because they ran (scared shitless). In the end the chairs hit the ceiling like a congregation of people crammed into a subway car on a Friday evening commute. So he sat there in the empty coffee shop finishing his double espresso shot. There were normally 15 minutes until the police arrived, but he'd be gone by then. "Better out than in" he would say after each 'rush', but realistically he just wanted a way out. "I've had enough of this shit. Another place I can't go back to". Onto the next one and try again...
Perhaps it will be better." #filmmaking #concept #location #scifi
"He had this thing that started in his 20s. A reverse reaction to how most others deal with negatives. With your average human, feelings are kept hidden (normally that's a pride thing). It's mulled over and released in solitude to avoid ridicule by any unknown social assassin. But his particular strain of blood meant that he was only capable of this for short sustained periods of time. The dam would break now and then and a rush would come. He knew about 5 minutes before. In suburbia it's easy to run to a field. But in the inner city it was impossible. On this occasion he sat in a cafe. The chairs began shaking and after about a minute they parted ways with the floor and began slowly floating upwards. The only way you'd know it was him though was by a few tears rolling down his left cheek, and a shaking right hand. People never noticed though because they ran (scared shitless). In the end the chairs hit the ceiling like a congregation of people crammed into a subway car on a Friday evening commute. So he sat there in the empty coffee shop finishing his double espresso shot. There were normally 15 minutes until the police arrived, but he'd be gone by then. "Better out than in" he would say after each 'rush', but realistically he just wanted a way out. "I've had enough of this shit. Another place I can't go back to". Onto the next one and try again... Perhaps it will be better." #filmmaking  #concept  #location  #scifi 
"We're taking on water. How long d'you think we'll last?" #filmmaking #musicvideo #inheartswake #director
I call this one 'bogan co-director puts shaft (lighting stand) down a hole' πŸ’― #filmmaking #bogan #bloodyaustralians #director #musicvideo
I wanna try something on this weird app. So in that case here's 'The Woodman' in full. I'm giving the 10 video Instagram trick a go, and what better way than to introduce you to an old soul who entered my life a couple years ago with an incredible story to tell. It was so incredible we made an award winning film, placing 10th out of 260 entries in an international festival. The focus of this film, David, lives off the grid as an artistic recluse. My communications with him were done by pinning a note to his gate in order to organise our meetings about this film. He is the living breathing definition of 'no phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes'. Much of what he says about his work I eerily could relate to, and I'm sure many of you who follow me and create things will feel the same. His story has to be seen to be believed so please check it out here or through the link in my bio if you prefer more conventional methods. I'd prefer you to watch this with the lights down, on a big screen with a good Soundsystem ironically (hence the link), but even if you're on a commute this might bring you something through your phone. It's a reminder that all fame and recognition is fleeting, and true creators do what they do for personal reasons. That is where contentment truly resides. The soundtrack was provided by the incredible talents of  both my good friend @aishaburnsmusic (@jacobikenobi's better half 😝) and @willits. Additional camerawork provided by the incredible talents of @ryansharpedp & @jamiecouplandmedia. If you like this you'll love what I'm going to be shooting in Paris later this year.... #filmmaking #documentary #director #wood #wilderness #thewoodmanfilm #redcinema #cinematography #dp #shortfilm #film
I wanna try something on this weird app. So in that case here's 'The Woodman' in full. I'm giving the 10 video Instagram trick a go, and what better way than to introduce you to an old soul who entered my life a couple years ago with an incredible story to tell. It was so incredible we made an award winning film, placing 10th out of 260 entries in an international festival. The focus of this film, David, lives off the grid as an artistic recluse. My communications with him were done by pinning a note to his gate in order to organise our meetings about this film. He is the living breathing definition of 'no phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes'. Much of what he says about his work I eerily could relate to, and I'm sure many of you who follow me and create things will feel the same. His story has to be seen to be believed so please check it out here or through the link in my bio if you prefer more conventional methods. I'd prefer you to watch this with the lights down, on a big screen with a good Soundsystem ironically (hence the link), but even if you're on a commute this might bring you something through your phone. It's a reminder that all fame and recognition is fleeting, and true creators do what they do for personal reasons. That is where contentment truly resides. The soundtrack was provided by the incredible talents of both my good friend @aishaburnsmusic (@jacobikenobi's better half 😝) and @willits. Additional camerawork provided by the incredible talents of @ryansharpedp & @jamiecouplandmedia. If you like this you'll love what I'm going to be shooting in Paris later this year.... #filmmaking  #documentary  #director  #wood  #wilderness  #thewoodmanfilm  #redcinema  #cinematography  #dp  #shortfilm  #film 
I had the pleasure of my friend @jrcmccord in the studio the other week and we got in a couple shoots around my favourite landscapes. Jenny is one of those girls that's out there doing her thing and turning some heads. It's not easy for women in the music industry (that bullshit still exists) but individuals like Jenny are smashing the barriers and fighting the good fight. She grabbed some photos here and there but this is one I'd say represents me pretty well. This is what I call 'late night in the studio'. I probably wouldn't post a photo like this normally, but to be honest, below my sometimes opinionated, comical and pro-active personality is a bit of a darker shade that only really comes out in my work or around the people I'm closer too. Believe it or not I'm happy to spend hours in silence working. I was in the middle of a conversation with Jen in this photo and she just fired off some shots. I dunno it's got some weird Chaplin vibe to it. Creative brains often have their contrasting sides and I know many of my colleagues and close peers share these thoughts when we privately chat. 'How can we keep this up?' 'Am I even making anything good?' 'I need to get better' 'I should be taking more time off' 'I can't take looking at anyone else's work' 'was this really my idea or someone else's' 'perhaps I am losing my mind'. All questions that probably go through my mind during any given moment where I drift off. I'll happily admit this because I don't feel anyone should suffer alone in these things. It's like that photo I posted from here in Denmark 'the same for everyone'. I do not use my work to make others feel small or insignificant, but hopefully to inspire (that is the standard I fight for). Each to their own form of success. I turn 34 this month so thanks for this moment Jen, it's kinda stirred something in me. Please drop that stellar woman a follow. FYI, despite this photo I am extremely happy in my work and to have the chances and opportunities I do.... I just basically enjoy being a bit of a goth haha. Much of that vibe you will see in some up coming works over the next 18 months. Thanks to all who support or take an interest in my life and work. πŸ‘‹πŸ»
I had the pleasure of my friend @jrcmccord in the studio the other week and we got in a couple shoots around my favourite landscapes. Jenny is one of those girls that's out there doing her thing and turning some heads. It's not easy for women in the music industry (that bullshit still exists) but individuals like Jenny are smashing the barriers and fighting the good fight. She grabbed some photos here and there but this is one I'd say represents me pretty well. This is what I call 'late night in the studio'. I probably wouldn't post a photo like this normally, but to be honest, below my sometimes opinionated, comical and pro-active personality is a bit of a darker shade that only really comes out in my work or around the people I'm closer too. Believe it or not I'm happy to spend hours in silence working. I was in the middle of a conversation with Jen in this photo and she just fired off some shots. I dunno it's got some weird Chaplin vibe to it. Creative brains often have their contrasting sides and I know many of my colleagues and close peers share these thoughts when we privately chat. 'How can we keep this up?' 'Am I even making anything good?' 'I need to get better' 'I should be taking more time off' 'I can't take looking at anyone else's work' 'was this really my idea or someone else's' 'perhaps I am losing my mind'. All questions that probably go through my mind during any given moment where I drift off. I'll happily admit this because I don't feel anyone should suffer alone in these things. It's like that photo I posted from here in Denmark 'the same for everyone'. I do not use my work to make others feel small or insignificant, but hopefully to inspire (that is the standard I fight for). Each to their own form of success. I turn 34 this month so thanks for this moment Jen, it's kinda stirred something in me. Please drop that stellar woman a follow. FYI, despite this photo I am extremely happy in my work and to have the chances and opportunities I do.... I just basically enjoy being a bit of a goth haha. Much of that vibe you will see in some up coming works over the next 18 months. Thanks to all who support or take an interest in my life and work. πŸ‘‹πŸ»
A European Summer from the air. Starting in far off lands and ending up back with the first photo I shot of me and my car parked in front of the studio a month before I got out there. If you want my opinion on the @djiglobal Mavic it's that it's one hell of a tool when harnessed in the right way. It's got niggles but what bit of kit hasn't? It's allowed me to get some missing pieces in an up coming film and for its size it's mind blowing. People love finding problems with this type of kit but we have to remember what a HUGE advance these things have made in a short time. Get it, use it, nail it. #filmmaking #drone #mavic #mymavic
A European Summer from the air. Starting in far off lands and ending up back with the first photo I shot of me and my car parked in front of the studio a month before I got out there. If you want my opinion on the @djiglobal Mavic it's that it's one hell of a tool when harnessed in the right way. It's got niggles but what bit of kit hasn't? It's allowed me to get some missing pieces in an up coming film and for its size it's mind blowing. People love finding problems with this type of kit but we have to remember what a HUGE advance these things have made in a short time. Get it, use it, nail it. #filmmaking  #drone  #mavic  #mymavic 
And I'm still here, still on this side of the grass. Lately I'm feeling half way there, but that's a long time for late lives and separate failures. With not much to show but a lack of posture. #filmmaking #location #denmark #horror #thriller #scandi #fjord
WORLD PREMIERE. ORIGINAL LEEJAYS - Part 1. I tried to used the glorified Instagram multi video post but it doesn't like multiple soundtrack flags. Therefore I'm posting Original Leejays in 3 pieces today. I shot this on the best day I've ever had on a tour in Berlin. We rocked up to Cassiopeia and I pretty much started filming immediately with the Mavic. We filmed this little skate burner in between me doing my washing (I kid you not). I ran over the road to a laundrette and put on my wash (not without spilling washing powder everywhere by not using the powder machine correctly), then ran back to Skatehalle, shot the boys, then went back and put my wash onto dry. After I hit the venue for b-roll, interviews and then finally pizza. The show was sick on that day too. Berlin is now my favourite city in the world. I wanna give a shout out to @lastshreds @gnarwolvespunx @nicholasworthington @deadoaksnow @setsailforfail @_tuckerj and @souldoubtrecords for just being general sound humans on the tour. They took to being filmed very quickly and that's not something people are immediately down with. They made my job easy, so here's a little gift from me to you boys. A true bunch of 'leejays' (it's actually one of their slang words). I'll never be above filming fun things with friends, it's all practise and filmmaking is something that keeps my inner child alive. Thanks to @skatehalleberlin and @Cassiopeia_Berlin for letting us all have a laugh. Until next time my friends. The Leejays shall return to a skatepark near you soon. [Parts 2 & 3 are now on my profile with a full upload link soon] #skateboarding #berlin #skatehalle #leejays #gnarwolves #lastshreds #nikesb #skateboardersofinstagram #filmmaking #skatefilm #theberics #skateboard #skateboardingisfun
WORLD PREMIERE. ORIGINAL LEEJAYS - Part 1. I tried to used the glorified Instagram multi video post but it doesn't like multiple soundtrack flags. Therefore I'm posting Original Leejays in 3 pieces today. I shot this on the best day I've ever had on a tour in Berlin. We rocked up to Cassiopeia and I pretty much started filming immediately with the Mavic. We filmed this little skate burner in between me doing my washing (I kid you not). I ran over the road to a laundrette and put on my wash (not without spilling washing powder everywhere by not using the powder machine correctly), then ran back to Skatehalle, shot the boys, then went back and put my wash onto dry. After I hit the venue for b-roll, interviews and then finally pizza. The show was sick on that day too. Berlin is now my favourite city in the world. I wanna give a shout out to @lastshreds @gnarwolvespunx @nicholasworthington @deadoaksnow @setsailforfail @_tuckerj and @souldoubtrecords for just being general sound humans on the tour. They took to being filmed very quickly and that's not something people are immediately down with. They made my job easy, so here's a little gift from me to you boys. A true bunch of 'leejays' (it's actually one of their slang words). I'll never be above filming fun things with friends, it's all practise and filmmaking is something that keeps my inner child alive. Thanks to @skatehalleberlin and @Cassiopeia_Berlin for letting us all have a laugh. Until next time my friends. The Leejays shall return to a skatepark near you soon. [Parts 2 & 3 are now on my profile with a full upload link soon] #skateboarding  #berlin  #skatehalle  #leejays  #gnarwolves  #lastshreds  #nikesb  #skateboardersofinstagram  #filmmaking  #skatefilm  #theberics  #skateboard  #skateboardingisfun 
'Summer on film' 2017. I've been shooting on film for a few months now after I got worn down by @joeldtd dropping 'you should be shooting film' in most conversations we had (check out @joel.fc.birch for more). It's a bit of a weird one because a lot of it I feel less inclined to share because it's something I'm collecting for when I'm old and grey (not far off now) for the walls of my home. I'm still learning but there's something nice about firing a shot off and not completely ripping it apart in terms of how I could do it better. I can't stop taking photos in general and find it hard to not take a camera with me (it's always good for idea development). So a film camera is a compromise. It felt weird at first but now is part of my 'switch off a bit' routine. Here's a few of my favourites from this summer with some of my favourite people. Love you all. #shootfilm #filmisnotdead #disposable #ilford400 #ilfordhp5
'Summer on film' 2017. I've been shooting on film for a few months now after I got worn down by @joeldtd dropping 'you should be shooting film' in most conversations we had (check out @joel.fc.birch for more). It's a bit of a weird one because a lot of it I feel less inclined to share because it's something I'm collecting for when I'm old and grey (not far off now) for the walls of my home. I'm still learning but there's something nice about firing a shot off and not completely ripping it apart in terms of how I could do it better. I can't stop taking photos in general and find it hard to not take a camera with me (it's always good for idea development). So a film camera is a compromise. It felt weird at first but now is part of my 'switch off a bit' routine. Here's a few of my favourites from this summer with some of my favourite people. Love you all. #shootfilm  #filmisnotdead  #disposable  #ilford400  #ilfordhp5 
It's like I've haunted myself to nothing, as the skin starts to peel off. My blood is a raging river, surging through my veins. Better give up the ghost before it wakes. #blackandwhite #denmark #locationscout #location #coast #filmmaking
Suburban missing persons. There is a structure that exists here; its clinical way seems almost surgical to outsiders. Yet Magnus operated his job in accordance. By day he drove a digger on a building site, but by dusk he operated in his true task; cleaning the debris of humanity. His house sat in the dunes and was accessed by footpath. The beach beyond was his garden, and beyond the fjords behind, he planet things under the ever speaking skies. His work in the dunes was often marked temporarily by the trail in the sands. Black marks of red liquid. People often also mused why there were wooden planks along his footpath, but only Magnus knew that their purpose was for easy transportation of a single wheeled Barrow. By day he used it for firewood, by night for the debris he had selected from the town and disabled (hidden in building site tarps). 40 years old and known for his contributions to the community, but never in the way he valued most. The clearing of strangers who stayed too long and upset the balance; their number secretly counted and recorded in the tiny holes he punctured in the trees behind his house. #shortstory #filmmaking #thriller #horror #inspo
Suburban missing persons. There is a structure that exists here; its clinical way seems almost surgical to outsiders. Yet Magnus operated his job in accordance. By day he drove a digger on a building site, but by dusk he operated in his true task; cleaning the debris of humanity. His house sat in the dunes and was accessed by footpath. The beach beyond was his garden, and beyond the fjords behind, he planet things under the ever speaking skies. His work in the dunes was often marked temporarily by the trail in the sands. Black marks of red liquid. People often also mused why there were wooden planks along his footpath, but only Magnus knew that their purpose was for easy transportation of a single wheeled Barrow. By day he used it for firewood, by night for the debris he had selected from the town and disabled (hidden in building site tarps). 40 years old and known for his contributions to the community, but never in the way he valued most. The clearing of strangers who stayed too long and upset the balance; their number secretly counted and recorded in the tiny holes he punctured in the trees behind his house. #shortstory  #filmmaking  #thriller  #horror  #inspo