Sunday Morning Shorts – 18th October 2015, 11:00

The Hive

Year: 2015
Country of Origin: United States of America
Length: 23 min
Director: Shawn Ryan
Producer: John Ainsworth


No one ever listened to charlie, until he stopped talking. ‘charlie’ is the story of a young man who goes hysterically mute when choosing to leave his abusive past behind. It’s Christmas Eve as he stumbles upon the Sanderson family who take him in as their own.
The film stars Jim O’Heir (Parks and Rec), Mo Collins (MADtv), Shawn Ryan (Bones), and
Golden Globe Nominee Andrea Marcovicci as Rose.

Director Biography

Shawn Ryan

Shawn Ryan

Charlie is written and directed by the film’s star, Mr. Shawn Ryan.

Having what the New York Times called “a charm that is rare,” Shawn Ryan is one of the promising young Actor / Writer / Directors of today.

Since making the semi finals on “America’s Got Talent” Shawn’s star has continued to rise. Ryan has been seen on CBS’ “The Mentalist” for which he received a GLAAD Media Award Nomination, appeared as the gender bending Drag King, Karen Adams in ABC’s “Women’s Murder Club,” LOGO TV’s “One Night Stand Up” and most recently, Ryan was seen on the hit Fox Show “Bones” starring as Destiny Childs/Lloyd Egan. He has directed for the stage and makes his short film debut with Charlie as a writer/director. He is married to Actor/Producer John Ainsworth for the last 14 years and resides in Los Angeles.