Ryan Smith is an International Business Development Manager for a software company in Sterling, Virginia. He has been fascinated by film, particularly horror movies, from an early age. He started carving time out of his busy schedule in 2009 to pursue his desire to get behind the camera and try his hand at filming. Through short film and vignettes he has been gradually building the necessary skills to create a feature length film. "The Terrible Old Man" is the first film that he has submitted to film festivals, and he feels honored to have been selected. Ryan is currently working on multiple screenplays for Lovecraft adaptions and Lovecraft-themed works with a goal of beginning principle photography in the spring of 2016.