Ryan McKenna is an award winning Canadian filmmaker. He was born in Saint Boniface (Manitoba), but has been based out of Montreal since 2008. McKenna completed his first feature film in 2012 – The First Winter, which premiered at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema, and went on to play Moscow International, Raindance, IndieLisboa, among others. His most recent film is the short experimental documentary Controversies, which is making its rounds on the festival circuit having already played as an official selection at Hot Docs, DOXA, RIDM, DMZ, GST, NSOT at the Cannes Film Festival, the Doc Fortnight MoMA, among many others.