Ryan W. Ahrens is co-founder and Principal of Argent Pictures. His credits include Executive Producer of "The Birth of a Nation" (directed by and starring Nate Parker, and the 2016 Sundance Film Festival winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic) and "Amateur" (directed by Ryan Koo, distributed by Netflix). Ryan is Co-Executive Producer of "American Made" (directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise) and Associate Producer of the documentary currently titled "The Untitled Reef Project" (directed by Jeff Orlowski). Argent Pictures is a producing partner of "Hacksaw Ridge" (directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield).
Prior to forming Argent Pictures, Ryan led a successful real-estate investment company and also practiced law. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma. Ryan also holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. He served in the United States Navy and is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Ryan is also an instrument-rated, FAA-licensed pilot.