Bonnie Discepolo (Ryan)

Reahearse with a film director!

My most recent coaching client booked a supporting lead in a feature, and a self tape client's agent said, "It was the best self tape that he's ever turned in."

Bonnie is an actor-turned filmmaker. She has directed the likes of Robert Pine, Rachel Nichols, Monique Coleman, Daniel Eric Gold. Because of her experience as a director she can help you break down a scene into it's key parts and because of her actor training she can give you playable, fun actions that result in BOOKED auditions.

As an actor Bonnie trained at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, The Moscow Art Theatre School (Stanislavski method and Michael Chekov technique.) Bonnie continued her scene study training with The Atlantic Theatre School, where David Mamet raved about her comedy skills. She continues to train with on going scene study.

Bonnie is represented bicoastally as an actor, writer and director. She is an expert at self taping. Her strengths are script analysis, and giving strong, fun, playable actions that you can do and will have fun executing.

Can't wait to coach with you.


BONNIE DISCEPOLO (RYAN)
Bonnie is a director and screenwriter. Her feature directorial debut, Grandma’s House, screened during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, receiving distribution with indie legend Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. El Rey also acquired Ryan’s award-winning short Three Legged Dog. A former award-winning actress who now spends most of her time behind the lens, audiences may recognize Ryan as a recent contestant on Rodriguez’s 2018 reality series Rebel Without a Crew. Ryan is a 2018 recipient of the South Carolina Indie Grant - which financed her darkly comic and award-winning script, GraceLand, starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Daniel Eric Gold (Ugly Betty), and Monique Coleman (High School Musical) - among other major Award and festival wins. She is an alum of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and the Moscow Art Theater School.

Bonnie Kathleen (BK) Ryan is a director and screenwriter. Her
feature directorial debut, GRANDMA’S HOUSE, screened during the 2018
SXSW Film Festival and is distributed by the El Rey Network. The El Rey
Network also acquired her award-winning short film THREE LEGGED
DOG to air in the first quarter of 2019.
Ryan directed three short films when she decided to jump into the deep end
and apply to Robert Rodriguez’s, ‘Rebel Without a Crew’ the series.
Rodriguez loved her work and offered her a spot on his show, which proved
to be filmmaking boot-camp! Rodriguez served as an involved mentor on
BK’s feature and advised her as she shot, directed, edited and sound mixed
her feature film in less than four months!
Ryan is the 2018 winner of the South Carolina Indie Grant which funded her
darkly comic and award winning script GraceLand. The film shot on
location in Charleston, South Carolina in December 2018 starring Anna
Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Daniel Eric Gold (Ugly Betty) and Monique
Coleman (High School Musical.) Ryan prepared for the huge opportunity
and honed her directing skills by shadowing show-runner/directors Frankie
Shaw (SMILF), Scott Winant, (The Brink, True Blood,) and Jet Wilkinson
(Jessica Jones.)
Ms. Ryan has garnered positive attention for her work including;
FIREWATCH a 2015 Sundance Sloan Commissioning Grant Semi Finalist.
Grandma’s House won “Best Feature,” “Best Actress,” and “Best
Supporting Actor” at the American Horror Film Festival. Ryan's short film,
Three Legged Dog, won “Best Dark Comedy Short 2017" at the Atlanta
Underground Film Festival. The film was an official selection of the 2018
Indie Grits Film Festival, the 2017 Atlanta Underground Film Festival, The
Atlanta Underground Horror Festival, and the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival. As an actor she has appeared on Murder in the First, HouseM.D, Save Me and many independent films.
Ms. Ryan grew up in South Carolina. In addition to directing, Ms. Ryanassists not for profit organizations as a benefit charity auctioneer.





" Literally one of my favorite readers/coaches i've ever worked with on here. Broke down the scene in seconds, helped make such amazing discoveries that I completely missed and was able to do all that while being an incredibly connected and generous scene partner. Work with Bonnie! "

Credits Include

Year
Credit
2018 [IMDB]
Space Diner Tales
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
Unspeakable
Short
2017 [IMDB]
Lincoln in the Bardo
Short
2017 [IMDB]
Evil Things
TV Mini-Series
2017 [IMDB]
Three Legged Dog
Short
2017 [IMDB]
The Gods
Stephanie as B
2016 [IMDB]
The Hub
TV Movie
2015 [IMDB]
Murder in the First
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
My Crazy Ex
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
Kill Me, Deadly
Betty frightene
2014 [IMDB]
Bella Vista
Jessica as Bon
2014 [IMDB]
Reckoning
Short
2014 [IMDB]
The Hub
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
The Young and the Restless
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
The Santa Con
TV Movie
2013 [IMDB]
Save Me
TV Series
2013 [IMDB]
Crime Share
Greta as Bonni
2013 [IMDB]
Three Little Words
Short
2013 [IMDB]
She Was Quite Like a Daisy
Short
2012 [IMDB]
The Three Bilinguals
Short
2012 [IMDB]
The Chronicles of Sir Colonel Walter S Houghington
Short
2012 [IMDB]
Fragments
Short
2011 [IMDB]
Futurestates
TV Series
2011 [IMDB]
Sweet Little Lies
Cindy as Bonni
2011 [IMDB]
Scary Tales
TV Series
2011 [IMDB]
Volcano Girl
Short
2011 [IMDB]
Spit
Short
2011 [IMDB]
Eddie Puzynski
Short
2010 [IMDB]
Michael Bublé: Hold On
Video short
2010 [IMDB]
The Two Roomer
Bianca as Bonn
2010 [IMDB]
Today
Short
2010 [IMDB]
House
TV Series
2009 [IMDB]
Body Politic
TV Movie
2008 [IMDB]
Continental Divide
Video short
2008 [IMDB]
In Focus: Shedding Light on Vampires in America
TV Movie
2007 [IMDB]
Evening
Upper East Side
2007 [IMDB]
The Black Donnellys
TV Series
2007 [IMDB]
Army Wives
TV Series
2007 [IMDB]
The Bronx Is Burning
TV Mini-Series
2007 [IMDB]
Carpoolers
TV Series
2007 [IMDB]
Thomas Green Clemson: A Life and a Legacy
TV Movie
2006 [IMDB]
One Tree Hill
TV Series
2002 [IMDB]
C.E.O.
Cocktail Waitre
[IMDB]
Loyalty
Fiona as Bonni
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