The Unconventional Filmmaker - A filmmaking podcast about writing, directing & producing at all levels of film production.


July 29, 2019
Welcome to "The Unconventional Filmmaker".
My name is Ryan Chamley. I am a filmmaker from Geelong, Australia and part owner of Robot Army Productions.  A few years ago I created a web series called Rostered On with no budget, no industry connections, just a few good friends. 

With the help of social media that web series went viral online. Shortened clips from the show amassed over 250,000,000 views across YouTube and Facebook, and the series itself had views in the millions.

Rostered On went on to be acquired by Netflix, and then got a second season commissioned by television network 7mate.
We took a little independent show, and took it as far as it could possibly go, it got me representation around the world and has opened up so many doors. We did it all ourselves, our own way.

I'm not saying this to brag. I'm saying if I can do it, SO CAN YOU!

I've created this podcast to help Writers, Directors, Producers & Actors think outside the box, and just got out there and get it done. Over the course of the podcast I'll be speaking with industry professionals and  providing an insight into how some very successful shows and films got off the ground.

So, have a listen, then get out there and do it!


Ryan Chamley Biography:

Ryan Chamley is a Writer/ Director and part owner of Robot Army Productions. In 2017 he made his scripted debut with the viral online sensation “Rostered On”. Emasing over 250 millions views online. Fast forward a year and in 2018 “Rostered On” was acquired by Netflix. It was the first independent long form web series in Australian history to do so. 

In 2019 7mate commissioned a second series of Rostered On, making Australian television history as the first ever scripted comedy commissioned by the network and launched in June.

Ryan’s second title “Jeremy the Dud” won fans worldwide for its insight into disability. The trailer instantly went viral racking up millions of views, also gaining the interest of TV networks and production companies all over the world it won best film at the “Flicks for Change film Festival in LA, and the Melbourne Independent Film Festival. Jeremy the Dud is currently being developed into a TV series.

Ryan is now working away on a number of projects for film and television set to be released next year.


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