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Ryan McKenna is a Canadian film writer & director. His films include The First Winter (2012), Le coeur de madame Sabali (2015), and Cranks (2019). In 2011, McKenna shot his micro budget feature debut The First Winter '12. During the post-production, McKenna and his editor Matthew Rankin co-wrote the Winnipeg Brutalist Manifesto. In 2014, McKenna ... See full bio »

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Controversies Director
The First Winter Director


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 2019 Cranks
 2017 Voices of Kidnapping (Documentary short)
 2015 Controversies (Documentary short)
 2014 Four-Mile Creek (Documentary short)
 2011 Honky Tonk Ben (Video documentary short)
 2009/II Bon voyage (Short)
 2009/II Chinatown (Short)
 2005 Open Window (Short)
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[on his film The First Winter (2013)] I wanted to make a film about Winnipeg. So much of the art that comes out of Winnipeg is very abstract, and Winnipeg as a city is pretty edgy; it's a scary place. I felt that there was a buffer between what Winnipeg was really like and what a lot of the art was like. So I decided with this film to kind of remove that buffer as an experiment, and see what kind... See more »

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