Ryan is the founder of Visit Films, a leading worldwide boutique film sales company, and sister companies Monument Releasing, a NY-based distribution company, and Pretty ____ Ideas, an LA-based incubation company through which he has produced and EP'ed a wide range of films. Ryan has been responsible for the acquisition, worldwide sales, and development of numerous important American independent and international films that have premiered at and won numerous prizes in all the major film festivals, such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Venice and Toronto. He has worked with filmmakers as diverse as Harmony Korine, Werner Herzog, the Duplass Brothers, Joe Swanberg, Josephine Decker, Joanna Hogg, Mark Cousins, Theo Anthony, Kogonada, and David Robert Mitchell. In addition to many Gotham and Independent Spirit Award winning titles, he worked on the Oscar-nominated Australian film Tanna. Ryan speaks on numerous industry panels each year, including for The Gotham, the Sundance Institute, and the Cannes Producer's Network.
Hailing from Seattle, WA, Madeleine discovered her love of independent film from an early age, attending SIFF’s month-long festival annually. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with Honors in Film and Creative Writing, and worked as social media manager for Cucalorus Film Festival while there. After moving to New York in 2015, she started working in the film event space, most notably as creative director & event producer for Videology Bar & Cinema before joining the sales team at Visit in 2021.
Jerry Li is the Senior Director of Marketing and Publicity at Visit Films and its sister company Monument Releasing. Before joining Visit Films, he worked for companies including NBC, Left of Frame Pictures, Pensa, Open Air Publishing, CityBuzz, and NYU. In addition, he has worked on feature films, commercials, and music videos, as well as writing and directing short films. Jerry holds a double BA from NYU in Cinema Studies and Economics.
Tarek is a graduate of Brown University, where he studied History and Urban Studies and developed his passion for independent film. During his undergraduate career, he served as the Associate Director of the Ivy Film Festival, the world's largest student-run student film festival, and founded the Brown University Film Forum, a weekly film screening series dedicated to showing great films from a wide range of cultures, time periods, and genres. Since moving to New York, Tarek has held programming and editorial positions at the Tribeca Film Festival and Indiewire, respectively.
Lydia grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Oberlin College, where she found her love for producing films and editing student work. She graduated in June of 2022 with degrees in both Film and Economics. She moved to New York in early 2022 for internship work, and found a home at Visit, where she handles post-production materials and delivery.
We're always looking for great interns! If you're interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org!