Ghostwood Development is a production company founded by director and executive producer Ryan Garretson, featuring co-writer and producer Robyn Nielsen, and producer Vladana Ilic.
Garretson has been studying film since high school and has since earned a BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and an MA in Media Studies from The New School, where he met and first started collaborating with Ilic. ”Maximum Stache: Quantum Redeemer” will be his fifth completed short film as a director.
Nielsen attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s conservatory for theater and film acting, earning an Associates degree in Dramatic Arts. She has directed several short plays in NYC and produced the feature films PRE (2009) and How To Score Your Life (2012).
Ilic earned her BA in Comparative Literature in Belgrade, Serbia. Simultaneously she attended an independent film school where she learned about the basics of film form. At The New School, she finished her MA in Media Studies and met Garretson, with whom she has been collaborating ever since. She now directs and teaches film.
Ghostwood has participated in both October 2012′s Spooky Fest and last winter’s Love Fest. For Flux Fest, Garretson and Nielsen felt inspired to revisit the characters of their award-winning 2010 short film, “Maximum Stache” and see what could happen to them within a story focused on time travel.