Ryan W. Ahrens is the founder and Principal of Argent Pictures. His credits include Executive Producer of "Chasing Coral" (directed by Jeff Orlowsky and 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Selection winner), Executive Producer of Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" (2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Selection winner), Executive Producer of "Amateur" (directed by Ryan Koo, distributed by Netflix) and Co-Executive Producer of "American Made" (directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise). Argent Pictures was also a producing partner of "Hacksaw Ridge" (directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield).
Prior to forming Argent Pictures, Ryan led a successful real-estate investment company and also practiced law. Ryan is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma; he also holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. Ryan served in the United States Navy and is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Ryan is also an instrument-rated, FAA-licensed pilot.