Scott Ryan began his filmmaking career directing documentaries for the startup company Zoom Culture. Many of these short films were produced for the national TV shows PLAYGROUND EARTH and HIP HOP NATION which ran on NBC and MTV networks. During his time at ‘ZC’ Scott found himself shooting stories on everything from professional street lugers to Los Angeles street art and multiple PSAs. Scott further honed his documentary skills shooting with the Gantz Brother’s production company View Film (of Taxicab Confessions fame). Recently, Scott founded Monkey Wrench Agency, a company focused on production of PSAs for underserved non-profits. A PSA he directed and produced for 5 Gyres Institute was featured in their international campaign to ban plastic microbead pollution in our waterways; this resulted in a statewide ban in California and contributed to a nationwide ban, signed by Barack Obama in 2015, known as “The Microbead Free Waters Act.” WE WANT THE AIRWAVES is Scott’s feature documentary directorial debut.