Rylee on The Power of Storytelling and Being a Woman in Film
UGFTV Alum Rylee Jean Ebsen was interviewed for Power Thread. Power Thread is a community that empowers young women to follow their dreams through inspirational stories, events and social communities which aid in growing their passions.
Rylee is a freelance live action director, creative director, digital expert, startup advisor, and creative director. She joined Snapchat when the company employed approximately a dozen people, working there for seven years as Snap Inc’s Director of Creative Media. She became the youngest woman to direct an IPO Roadshow film for a multi-billion dollar company, and is an official patent holder for one of Snap’s Augmented Reality inventions. Rylee’s commercials have generated more than 40 million views on YouTube and trillions of views on the Snapchat app. She was born and raised in Los Angeles but moved to New York City to study at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Now back in Los Angeles, Rylee is a director at Big Block, a creative services company. She is engaged in promoting and supporting women and wants to attract more women to filmmaking and tech.