The Creators of "Swing Dance Party"


Kirk Ryde

Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer
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Kirk Ryde is a filmmaker and actor based in Los Angeles, CA. His films have screened at over 40 festivals and won 12 awards. As an actor, he has appeared in productions for Curiosity Stream, NBC Television, and in many independent feature films. Kirk is the founder of the Kleer Bros. Story to Screen Award competition, which mentors new writers and grants $25,000 toward production of the winning writer's screenplay. Kirk recently returned from China, where he was a Visiting Professor at the Beijing Film Academy. Visit and keep up with Kirk on Facebook, Twitter and IMDb.


Jumpin' Joz

Producer, Actor, Musician, Composer



Ashley Johnson

Associate Producer

Ashley Johnson is a producer, actor and television host based in Los Angeles, CA. She hosted the Culver City Film Festival Actors Panel "Spotlight" Series, performed interviews on the red carpet for KBTV, and was associate producer on the award-winning documentary film "Swing Dance Party." Visit Ashley Johnson on IMDb.


Kurt Hall


Kurt Hall is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He was the director of photography on "Blade of Honor" and "7 Deadly Sins" starring Tom Sizemore, as well as cameraman and gaffer on many documentary films, TV shows and feature films. Visit