Ryan J. Noth

Roles: Director, Producer

A graduate of Queen’s University, Ryan is based in Prince Edward County, Ontario, where he operates Fifth Town Films out of a renovated barn studio with his partner, filmmaker Tess Girard. Credits include the recent short documentary A Tomb With A View (2014), the urban feature No Heart Feelings (2010), and the award-winning multi-platform The National Parks Project (2011; www.nationaparksproject.ca). His feature doc editing credits include A Simple Rhythm (2011) and A Place Called Los Pereyra (2010).

Director’s Statement
Beyond The Horizon was shot on location above the HMS Erebus, in Nunavut, Canada, in April of 2015. Alongside an operation conducted by the Royal Canadian Navy Arctic Operations and Joint Task Force North, Parks Canada underwater archaeologists set up camp on the frozen ice for just over one week. Digging through 3 metres of ice, they created a hole to visit the ship in ideal conditions: no wave flow, and clear visibility. Director Ryan J. Noth was on site for 3 nights, conducting interviews and filming the diving and camp life in action with cinematographer Stephen Chung, and with this film presents the lost story of the ship, and its new caretakers’ hopes for the story’s finale.