Bethany Ryan

Production Designer

Bethany Ryan is an Australian Production Designer working across film, television and commercials.

A graduate of RMIT’s prestigious Design School with Honours in Interior Design, Bethany began work in Architecture. In pursuit of a career in film she continued her studies at AFTRS in Sydney, specialising in Production Design. Shortly after graduation, Bethany art directed several films including Warwick Thornton’s The Darkside (Scarlett Pictures, 2013), before going on to design.

In 2018 she travelled to Cambodia to design Buoyancy (dir. Rodd Rathjen), with Causeway Films. At its World Premiere at the 2019 Berlinale, Buoyancy was awarded the Panorama Ecumenical Prize and nominated for GWFF Best First Feature and the Berlinale Amnesty Award.

Further credits include feature films The Pretend One (dir. Tony Prescott, 2017) and Pimped (dir. David Barker/ Playground, 2018). Bethany has designed numerous short films, including The Guests (dir. Shane Danielsen), nominated for the Palme d’Or in official competition at Cannes Film Festival 2015; Emerald Pictures’ Spice Sisters (dir. Sheila Jayadev), Sydney Film Festival 2016; and the AWGIE award winning Baby Baby (dir. Billie Pleffer), Melbourne International Film Festival 2014.

In 2016 Bethany designed AACTA-nominated series High Life (dir. Luke Eve), made in cooperation with Canal Play and Sprout Pictures (Stephen Fry and Gina Carter). The series picked up numerous awards and played countless festivals.

Bethany most recently designed Lone Wolf (dir. Jonathan Ogilvie/ Black Frame Production, 2020), an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel, The Secret Agent, shot in Melbourne.

For enquiries regarding Bethany Ryan please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.