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Staff Sergeant (SSG) Ryan Curtis

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Staff Sergeant (SSG) Ryan Curtis

Staff Sergeant (SSG) Ryan Curtis, originally from Clinton MA, is 31 years old and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Ryan served as an U.S. Army Engineer for eight years (2001-2009).  He is the oldest in a family of 7 siblings, and studied Broadcast Journalism and Theater. Currently, he works as a freelance Director and Director of Photography.

Ryan’s goal is to direct and produce television and feature films.  He is driven by structural and visual aspects of storytelling.  

“One of the major issues I touch on is having a loved one wait for you while you are deployed. It’s so unbelievably difficult for the significant others at home and then adding a massive trauma only compound the issues. But to have that rock at home is so important for soldiers returning and it can drive them to amazing things. Seeing soldiers battle back from lost limbs, injuries or burns is awe-inspiring. The determination and grit they have is a story worth telling on its own.” - Ryan Curtis

Check out the video below to see Ryan's film! "The Dance" is a touching story about a young soldier, severely injured in action, who’s determined to surprise the girl he loves with the dance they never had.


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