AARON RYDER is the Co-President of Production and Acquisitions at FilmNation Entertainment. Since joining the company in 2009, the veteran producer has established himself as one of the brightest and most prolific independent producers working today. Among the films Ryder has produced with FilmNation are Jeff Nichol’s critically acclaimed “Mud,” a 2012 Cannes official selection starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Shannon; “Sanctum,” which was executive produced by James Cameron; “The Raven” with John Cusack; and Mark Tonderai’s “House at the End of the Street” starring Jennifer Lawrence.
In addition to “The Founder,” during the summer of 2015 Ryder produced Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic “Story Of Your Life,” starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.
At FilmNation, Ryder is also working on several development titles, including “The Tunnels” with Tobias Lindholm set to write for Paul Greengrass to direct. He is also focusing on “Slingshot,” a starring vehicle for actor Jeremy Renner.
Prior films Ryder has produced include his collaborations with director Christopher Nolan starting with “Memento” in 2000 and then “The Prestige” in 2007 as well as the sci-fi action film “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman, directed by Wally Pfister. In 2008 Ryder produced the Sundance hit “Hamlet 2,” and the critically acclaimed “TV Set” for director Jake Kasdan. Other credits include “My One And Only” with Renee Zellweger, “The Mexican” starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, and “Donnie Darko,” with Drew Barrymore and Jake Gyllenhaal.