My name is Ryan Parker. I was born in New London, Connecticut, and was raised in Hingham, Massachusetts. I first gained interest in film after watching Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men (2006) in a high school literature class. This led me to attending American University in Washington, D.C., where I study film production. At AU, I have broadened my library of film, ranging from Independent Genre Cinema to International Arthouse. Since attending college, I have written for several student-run film criticism publications, including LACE Magazine and B-Roll, where I share my love and appreciation of film to a larger audience. Some of my favorite films include The Witch (2015), Come and See (1985), and In the Mood for Love (2000).