Tucson Success Stories: Ryan Glenn


Ryan Glenn likes to use film to explore societal insanity and delusion. His previous projects include The Maxwell Billington Journey and Funny Meeting You Here. He plans to start preproduction on his first feature film very soon.

Natasha Stagg: What are you up to lately?

Ryan Glenn: Trying to direct more music videos and writing my first feature.

NS: Do you miss Tucson?

RG: I just moved to Chicago a few weeks ago, and yes, of course I miss Tucson. Greatest city ever.

NS: How is filming there different?

RG: I’ve only been here a short while, and haven’t made any films, but I’m sure it will be more difficult to make films and music videos here. The good thing about Tucson is everyone is willing to help out – even if they’re not involved in film. People are just willing to help in Tucson. And since Tucson is such a unique city, I’m more inspired there. Although it is nice living in a city where there are more rental options and more of a pool of actors, I know I’ll miss working with everyone I usually work with. I’m actually planing on filming all my future projects in Tucson.

NS: What are you reading?

RG: Moby Dick

NS: Suggest something to do in Tucson.

RG: Eat fish tacos at Taqueria Pico De Gallo at 2618 S 6th Ave.

NS: Suggest something to read.

RG: Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler