Southern California-native Ryan Wirick is an award winning writer and independent filmmaker. His travel films, art gallery documentaries, and eclectic range of writings (experimental fiction, poetry, academic papers, personal essays, experimental journalism) illuminate the hilarity, struggles, and triumphs of the human spirit in spite of the human condition. On occasion, Ryan has also been an actor, musician, tutor, painter, photographer, concrete construction worker, world traveler, and labyrinth maker. As of late, Wirick’s been busy crafting the rest of his three part novel, Invisible Escalators, while growing his film company, WhyRick? Productions. He lives in Laguna Beach with his wife, dog, and cats.