Ryan Lacen

Ryan Lacen is an award-winning filmmaker whose secod feature, All the World is Sleeping, won Best Film at the HBO New York Latino Film Festival and is in theaters nationwide from March 17 through Gravitas Ventures. He studied under the famed directors Kevin Smith and Michel Gondry before going on to direct his own feature film, The Dust Storm. Made on a shoe-string budget, the film initially sold to Hulu in the United States and Flix Premiere in the UK, before moving to Amazon Prime. He’s since directed commercials and branded spots for companies like Disney, Fender and Amazon. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he runs his production company Normal TV.


Smiling Back Through the Darkness

By Ryan Lacen | March 15, 2023

Smiling Back Through the Darkness

Director Ryan Lacen on the crucial role his late sister Kelly played in shaping his new addiction drama All the World is Sleeping.