Ryan Suffern is the writer-director of the documentary Finding Oscar, which is released theatrically by FilmRise on April 14. As head of documentaries for The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Suffern has an active role on a full slate of films. His past projects delve into a variety of diverse issues such as climate change, the LGBT community and child refugees. He and Frank Marshall have collaborated on three commissioned documentaries for ESPN Films. He is currently co-producing Boston, the first ever documentary about the Boston Marathon. Prior to his start at Kennedy/Marshall, Suffern documented the behind-the-scenes of four Steven Spielberg films. An English major from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and member of the Writer’s Guild of America, he has written a feature screenplay on assignment for DreamWorks Studios. Prior to catching the filmmaking bug, Suffern considered a career in photojournalism and has had his pictures published by the New York Times, Rolling Stone and the Associated Press. Suffern currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kim, and their two daughters, Pearl & Iris.