Aaron Ryder has established himself as one of the brightest and most prolific young producers working today. Serving as the head of production for Newmarket Capital, Ryder oversaw films such as Memento, The Mexican, and Donnie Darko. After working with directors such as Christopher Nolan and Gore Verbinski, he shifted his focus to build Newmarket's distribution company by acquiring films such as Whale Rider and Monster. Ryder later went on to form his own production entity, Raygun Productions in 2004. After departing from his post at Newmarket, he reunited with Nolan on 2006 film The Prestige, and went on to produce other films including the second largest seller in Sundance history, Hamlet 2. Since joining FilmNation in 2009 as the companies President of Production, Ryder has served as a producer on FilmNation's House at the End of the Street, The Raven, and Mud. While managing the active productions, he also oversees the development slate and heads the Los Angeles office. His favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life.