Feature Film: SMARTER NOT HARDER by Ryan Allsop

The murky past of a hotheaded professional baseball player resurfaces when the release of his genius brother from prison causes him to spiral downhill, jeopardizing his career, family, and sanity.


Writer Biography –┬áRyan Allsop

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After dropping out of BYU, quitting the Mormon faith, and becoming the black sheep of the family by going to film school at UW-Milwaukee, I spent a summer in Los Angeles working as an intern at EUE/Sokolow Entertainment. After graduating with a BFA in Film at UW-Milwaukee, I have since written several commercial spots and 3 feature spec scripts. In addition, I have written and directed multiple short films that have been accepted into dozens of festivals and won multiple awards.


Writer Statement


I’m a focused and tenacious screenwriter. Experienced in writing dramatic scripts based on true stories as well as ridiculous comedies. I tend to be drawn towards family stories since I grew up in such a large family myself. At the end of the day, I love to tell stories.