Ryan Ann Davis

Smarthouse Creative, Co-Founder & Principal

Ryan Davis (@indieartsvoice) is a film publicist and communications professional with over fifteen years of experience in the film industry and arts marketing. She is co-founder and principal at Smarthouse Creative. Named by MEDIA INC. as one of Washington State's most influential women in film, TV, and media, Ryan has worked in almost every aspect of the film business--from production and festivals to distribution and exhibition. As a publicist, she has worked with outlets ranging from CNN and The New York Times to community newspapers and local radio. Ryan loves working on movies and projects that make the world a better place, either by bringing joy and entertainment to people's lives or because they have a message of social justice and provide valuable public knowledge. Her favorite projects push the boundaries of art and filmmaking.

Ryan worked for Arab Film Distribution/Typecast Films where she was part of the production and release of the Academy Award-nominated IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS. She has worked for a variety of nonprofit arts groups and organizations, including heading the marketing departments for Northwest Film Forum and Northwest Folklife, and was the assistant director of Couch Fest Films. Ryan currently sits on the board of The Grand Cinema in Tacoma, WA. She has presented at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, DOCNYC, and the American Film Market (AFM), among other places.