Congratulations to our Finalists!
These fine writers submitted compelling stories with enormous potential. Kirk Ryde is currently mentoring these
writers through the completion of their screenplays. Action on Film will present $25,000 toward the production of the
the winning story "Real Bad Waitress" upon satisfactory completion of the screenplay by Tim Mooney, as produced
by Kleer Bros. Entertainment.
Kirk Ryde and Story to Screen finalists Nick Gillin, Dane Bowling, Ethan Stanislawski, and
Tim Mooney at the 2018 Action On Film Festival.
Why the "Story To Screen Awards?"
Kirk Ryde and awarded exclusively at the
Action On Film Festival, the Kleer Bros. Story to Screen Awards are given to ambitious new storytellers
who are guided through the screenwriting process to the completion of a feature length screenplay, with an eye toward producing
the writer's script as a micro-budget feature film: a film of lasting beauty.
We believe that the most important element of a great film is a great script, and we believe that if a writer, any writer, pursues the goal of great writing with dedication,
enthusiasm, and singularity of purpose, then that writer will create a screenplay that provides the blueprint for a film of lasting beauty.
Are you that writer? We hope so!
Kirk Ryde is an award-winning filmmaker and actor based in Los Angeles, CA. His films have
screened in over 40 festivals and won 11 awards. Kirk has produced digital content for the
internet, and has appeared as an actor on NBC Television and in many independent feature
films. Kirk grew up with a passion for music and writing. He learned photography in high school
and made prints in his own darkroom, played guitar in rock bands all through college, and received an MFA
in Film and Television from UCLA where he won the Jack Nicholson Award for Screenwriting.
Following film school, Kirk pursued a career in music, performing in Los Angeles nightclubs while
writing and producing music at various studios around town until he made enough money to purchase his
own Trident console and 24-track analog tape machine which he still owns today. As Kirkman Ridd, he wrote and produced
songs and scores for television and film, produced albums ranging from jazz to rock to country, and
produced a number of pop albums for Chinese artists on the Dieng Jung/EMI Records label whose albums
sold millions of copies, including the album
by Stella Chang.
Now, after jumping into the world of acting and filmmaking, opening a video post production studio and
founding Kleer Bros. Entertainment, Kirk has embraced film production with the same enthusiasm and
dedication which brought him success as a music producer. Always independent, Kirk loves a good story,
loves a long shot, and loves taking the road less traveled. If it seems he's in deep thought, he's really
just daydreaming about which breed of dog is the coolest. Visit