Ryan Northcott

an actor, producer, director, writer, and cinematographer

“Once Upon a Pandemic”  Short Film
by Ryan Northcott

An Official Selection of the
2020 Oakville Film Festival!


Ryan Northcott

Multidisciplinary Actor & Filmmaker…with no time for a social life
(scroll to see why)

Ryan Northcott Jann CTV


Ryan Northcott is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and writer. He appeared in the film Mystery, Alaska, Ripper, and played Carl Wilson in the Emmy nominated miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family.

Recently he’s been seen on Tribal on APTN, Penoza, JANN, Wynonna Earp, and Heartland. He is currently Co-Founder of MEDIAPOP Films.

Ryan Northcott on JANN on CTV

Watch Ryan play radio DJ Alan on the new CTV show JANN, starring Jann Arden.

Director & Producer

In 2011, Northcott co-founded MEDIAPOP Films – a film, tv, and video production company based in Calgary where he produces, directs, writes and films content for commercials, films, television, and branded content including the recently wrapped short film “Ameera”

Northcott and MEDIAPOP Films have several TV Shows and Films in development including Black Iris, Sashay/Fillet, Basket Bandit, and more.

Ryan Northcott Director
Ryan Northcott Writer Black Iris Film


Ryan started writing scripts in the early 2000s like any other would…sitting at a Starbucks, with a laptop, for hours on end, with minimal purchase. Those early writing years provided Ryan with the exercise of crafting a strong screenplay and making the mistakes every young writer does. He’s completed nearly 10 scripts ranging from a World War II love story called “Skyboy” to his most recent film about two tragically flawed people who can only get better by helping each other, Black Iris.

Ryan Northcott as
Wyatt Earp on Wynonna Earp

Watch Ryan play the legendary Wyatt Earp on the SyFy show Wynonna Earp.


Early in his career as an actor, he was constantly drawn to the art of cinema and the magic of cinema cameras. When MEDIAPOP Films was founded in 2011, it allowed Ryan the ability to learn Cinematography as a craft. Since then Ryan has been cinematographer on over 400 different branded, commercial, television, and film projects.

Ryan Northcott Cinematographer

Ryan Northcott in the
No Frills Charcuterie Commercial

Who doesn’t love a little Char-cu-trie? Watch Ryan in this No Frills National Commercial.


Editing came naturally to Ryan with the advent of one of his early projects with David Haysom and Erik Brown called FUDDYTV – a sketch comedy YouTube channel that was once in the top 100 most watched in Canada. In the years since FUDDYTV and now MEDIAPOP Films, Ryan has edited over 700 videos, commercials, branded productions, TV and Film projects.

Ryan Northcott in the
Hyundai Palisade Commercial

This 60 second epic commercial for Hyundai’s flagship SUV the Palisade features Ryan Northcott.

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