■ Sapient


Ryan Renshaw

Feb, 2022 / Australia


Sapient is an experimental film responding to the psychedelic and  hallucinogenic effects of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.


Ryan Renshaw


Ryan Renshaw is an accomplished multi-award winning film and television director based in Brisbane, Australia.  His career began in the 1990’s where he worked as a director for MTV in Australia, the United States and in Latin America.  He has completed more than 80 music videos and worked as creative director for INXS. 

Over the past 5 years he has turned his attention to Screendance.  His 7 screendance works have been screened at over 100 international film festivals including the prestigious San Francisco Dance Film Festival and Screendance International in Stockholm, and won the Jury Prize at the 2020 LA Dance Film Festival, the Grand Prix Nuria Font, Best International Film at Spain’s 2021 Fiver International Dance Film Festival, the Jury Prize for Best Film at 2020 Zinetika Festival in Pamplona, San Sebastian and Bilbao, Best In Show at Inspired Dance Film Festival, Sydney, Best Film at the NoWhere Festival in Seoul and the Audience Prize for Best Film at the 2020 Inshadow Festival, Portugal.  

Renshaw’s most recent film ‘Sapient’ is an ambitious film crafted over a 6 month period and involving many hundreds of hours of visual effects work.  It recently was the winner of Best Visual Effects at the acclaimed La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in San Diego, USA.


producer  Sara Taghaode 

line Producer  Tilly Towler

fashion   Rachel Burke

music  Synapsis

colourist    Kali Bateman 

make-up   Emma-Louise ・ Downey Hayley Pike

music  Synapsis

Performers  Renee Freeman ・ Riley Colquist