About Grasshopper

Ryan Krivoshey has worked in independent film for over 15 years.

Prior to founding Grasshopper Film, Krivoshey led the Cinema Guild, as the Director of Distribution, where he acquired and released multiple Academy Award-winning and nominated films, as well as prizewinners from Cannes, Berlin, and other major festivals.

During his time there, Krivoshey introduced audiences to new work from both first-time directors and established auteurs (at times representing their first form of distribution); filmmakers like Bela Tarr, Jacques Rivette, Claire Denis, Agnes Varda, Christian Petzold, Damien Chazelle, Andrew Bujalski,  Tsai Ming-liang, Jem Cohen, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Raul Ruiz, Manoel de Oliveira, Matias Pineiro, Kleber Mendonca Filho, Alexander Sokurov, Pedro Costa, Lisandro Alonso, Terence Nance, Steve James, Matt Porterfield, Benoit Jacquot, Jia Zhang-ke, and Abbas Kiarostami, among many others; and released groundbreaking documentaries such as The Interrupters, Marwencol, Sweetgrass, Leviathan, Actress, The Order of Myths, and Manakamana.

Previously, Krivoshey worked at Icarus Films and Film Forum. His first job was at a now-defunct NYC video store, Kim’s Underground.