Ryan Kruger

Born in Wallasey, England, Ryan Kruger studied acting at the Oldershaw Academy and moved on to pursue his acting professionally at one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under David Ciano.

During this time, Ryan acted and appeared in a number of UK TV series, soaps and films, such as “Millions” (directed by Danny Boyle) and “O Jerusalem”, and the hit TV series “Shameless”, starring James McAvoy.

In 2008, Ryan decided to move to South Africa to pursue acting and directing and enrolled at Cape Town’s AFDA Film School, where he ultimately received a bursary to complete his honours in directing and writing. He starred in the film “Doomsday”, directed by Neil Marshall and starring Bob Hoskins. In 2010, he starred in “Death Race 2” (Universal) (Luke Goss and Danny Trejo) and, in 2011, in British TV series “The Runaway”. In 2013, he landed a part in the BBC’s comedy show “Bluestone 42”; in 2014, he played in Sacha Baron Cohen’s film “Grimsby”; and in 2017, he starred in the HBO series “Warrior”.

Today, he is a well known music video director in South Africa and has conceptualised and directed over 70 music videos for South Africa’s most prolific artists, winning numerous awards over the years, including a SAMA (South African Music Award).

SA Indie Film Fest back for its second year

Marli van Eeden, Ryan Kruger, Berneen Cereska Film 2019-05-22

"On 26 May, the South African Independent Film Festival, or SA Indie Film Fest for short, will take place at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, celebrating independent filmmaking and screening some exciting films."

Independent filmmaking: “Get out there and make movies”

Marli van Eeden, Ryan Kruger Film 2018-06-27

"On 24 May, the South African Independent Film Festival, or SA Indie Film Fest for short, took place at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, celebrating independent filmmaking. The festival showcased 22 short films, documentaries, music videos and even VR films from all around the world."

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