Mill+ adds Daniel Ryan to its directorial roster

Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan

Chicago-based pro
recently completed
two fully immersive films
for a large-format,
video installation
at 900 N. Michigan

Mill+ is thrilled to welcome Daniel Ryan to its global directorial roster.

Having been in the industry for over a decade, Daniel Ryan is a well-established director in the Chicago market. In the last couple of years, he’s continued to push the boundaries of directing and frequently works at the intersection of technology and storytelling.

Daniel’s projects range from projection-mapped spots for Neutrogena to docu-style pieces for brands like Wrigley’s 5 Gum to music driven films for artists the likes of Regina Spektor and Interpol.

Daniel has also been recognized by several awards, most notably by the Clios, Webby’s and SXSW.

Most recently, he completed two fully immersive films for a large-format, ten-screen video installation on display on the ceiling canopy at 900 N Michigan Shops, one of downtown Chicago’s most luxurious and popular malls.



“I am excited to join the global directorial roster at Mill+,” says Ryan. “Their diverse body of work and the incredibly talented team at The Mill feels like an excellent fit. I look forward to bringing visual narratives to life for different brands, institutions and artists as part of the Mill+.”

Mill+ Executive Producer Brian Smego shares the enthusiasm.

“Daniel is someone who’s been on our radar for a while now and we are very excited to have him join our roster,” he says. “He’s a multi-faceted director whose work spans many different styles and deliverables. We’re excited to see how his talents continue to grow backed by the artistry of The Mill.”

The Mill is a visual effects and content creation studio collaborating on projects for the advertising, gaming and music industries. We pride ourselves on building partnerships based on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies, with the world’s leading agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands.

Our work is built on the bedrock of cinematic legacy. We produce visually driven projects for any screen and build awe-inspiring interactive and immersive experiences.

At its core, The Mill is a creative culture of talented artists and technologists from multinational and homegrown backgrounds, nurturing innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas. This enables us to offer creative solutions across all our studios in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

For the past 29 years, The Mill has been consistently recognized by peers and clients for delivering outstanding work and has earned the most prestigious industry awards for craft, creativity and innovation. Our most recent accolades include a Cannes Gold Lion for Innovation and a SXSW Innovation award, amongst scores of D&AD Pencils, Cannes Lions, APAs, British Arrows, AICPs, CLIOs and VES statues. | For more information, please visit or contact Marketing & PR Manager, Morgane Moulherat,

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