Ryan Malloy's interest in making documentary films grew out of a passion for improving urban environments. He worked for several years to enhance transportation services in cities and towns along the East Coast, with the goal of connecting people with the opportunities that allow them to build their lives in meaningful ways. Malloy turned to documentary film as another tool to frame the stories of urban landscapes and the people who find their way in them. He hopes to bring focus to the spontaneous ways people interact with the built environment and the effects of urban policies and development.
Ryan Malloy is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He earned a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. in documentary film and video from Stanford University.