Caroline Ryder is a journalist, author and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. She has written about art, film, music and pop culture for dozens of magazines, newspapers and online outlets including Dazed magazine, T magazine, Variety, Vulture, LA Weekly, the Village Voice and the LA Times. She has written books for major publishers including "Kicking Up Dirt", the memoir of deaf motocross champion Ashley Fiolek, "Dirty Rocker Boys", the memoir of 90s Sunset Strip hair metal icon Bobbie Brown, and "Let There Be GWAR", the story of shock rock band GWAR. Scripts in development include "Grace", a film about Irish female rebel Grace O’Malley, “Odd Women” a period drama about early feminists in London, “W.O.W.”, a biopic about Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics, and “Angels”, an hour-long supernatural drama about Elizabethan magicians Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley. Her autobiographical feature script "Mimi and Ulrich" reached the second round of the Sundance Lab 2015, earned her a spot on the Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab in 2016 and was the Winner of "Best Graduate Screenplay” at the Ivy Film Festival in 2016. It is now under option by Blonde to Black films in London.
Awards include: Second Round, Sundance Lab 2015; Next 100, Academy Nicholl Fellowships competition, 2016 Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab 2016. Winner, Best Graduate Screenplay, Ivy Film Festival 2016, Austin Film Festival Second Round.
She gained her B.Sc. in Environmental Geography from the London School of Economics and her Masters in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America (West). She lived in Joshua Tree for two years and is currently based in Echo Park, Los Angeles.