Caroline Ryder is a British screenwriter, ghostwriter and journalist who has spent the last fifteen years exploring Los Angeles with the curiosity of David Attenborough in the jungle.
She gained her undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and her MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is a member of the WGA. She lived in Joshua Tree for two years and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and London.
Her journalism has appeared in Dazed magazine, T magazine, Vulture, LA Weekly, the Village Voice, the LA Times and Variety, where she was Style Editor for two years.
As a ghostwriter, she has authored several books, including "Kicking Up Dirt", the memoir of deaf motocross champion Ashley Fiolek (Harper Collins), "Dirty Rocker Boys” (Simon & Schuster), the Kindle best-selling memoir of 90s video vixen Bobbie Brown, and "Let There Be GWAR” (Gingko), the story of shock rock band GWAR. “Cherry on Top”, the follow-up to “Dirty Rocker Boys”, is being published by Rare Bird Books in July, 2019.
Her autobiographical feature script “Mimi and Ulrich”, inspired by her two years living in the desert, is in pre-production, with London-based Blonde to Black Films producing. Other scripts in development include "Grace", a period film about Irish rebel Grace O’Malley, written with Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama/Shakespear’s Sister), “Odd Women” a TV drama about early feminists in London, and “Motherland”, a feature script exploring the darker side of mother-daughter relationships.
Screenwriting accolades include: Second Round, Sundance Lab 2015; Next 100, Academy Nicholl Fellowships competition, 2016 Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab, Winner, Best Graduate Screenplay, Ivy Film Festival 2016, and Austin Film Festival Second Round.
She has directed three short films, including “Tijuana Skin”, an experimental black and white film shot on Super 8 in Mexico, which placed in the One-Reeler Film Festival.
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