Ryan Matthieu Smith is an award-winning Director and Designer working in film, television, and theatre in New York City, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
He recently was awarded a DFW Critics Forum Award for Outstanding Direction of L.I.P Service’s Trainspotting. Ryan is both the production designer and the costume designer for the cult comedy, Hurricane Bianca. The film starring Bianca Del Rio, Alan Cumming, Rupaul, Margaret Cho, and Rachel Dratch begins filming it's sequal this fall. Other regional theatre credits include work for Theatre Three, The Dallas Theatre Center, Lyric Stage, Theatre Arlington, Theatre Britain, Echo, Wingspan, L.I.P. Service, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, and Cara Mia. Ryan is a multiple recipient of awards including DFW Critics Forum Awards and Column Awards. He has designed for movies, theaters, television, commercials, print and celebrities all over the country and is very excited to bring his passion home to Dallas as a co-founder of GiANT ENTERTAINMENT and the director of All About Bette: An Interlude With Bette Davis.