Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Ryan Beltrán found his niche in raw documentary and photojournalistic media. In early 2003, he moved up to Austin to study photography and film, then jumped up to New York City in 2005 to work at Michel Gondry's Partizan Entertainment. During his time there, he worked on Kanye West's "Heard em say" and The White Stripes' "Denial Twist" music videos, as well as help film Daft Punk's live performance of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" for director Oliver Gondry. He then moved on to work at Lifelong Friendship Society in Brooklyn, where he worked on animation and film projects. At LFS, he created the current Yoplait commercial end-tag, and animated a Tide To-Go Stick spot which became one of the best commercials at the Super bowl in 2007. Ryan has since moved to Austin to work on his feature film project "The The The", as well as a work-in-progress documentary in which he spent a week living with a low income family in Tetla, Mexico. Located just outside of Mexico City, Ryan filmed their work cultivating flowers to sell in the Mexican mercado.