Rylee Jean Ebsen is a DGA comedy director who has worked with numerous high-profile actors and comedians including Seth McFarland, Ben Schwartz, Tom Felton, Nicholas Braun, Dillon Francis, Brittany Snow, Emily Goldwyn, Sasha Spielberg, and Doris Burke.
She has directed short films, sketches, documentaries, commercials and branded content for some of the world’s largest brands, including Disney, Facebook, ESPN, State Farm, Kelloggs, Zillow and Snapchat. Her work has generated 40+ million views on Youtube and trillions of views on mobile apps.
She was previously a creative executive at Snapchat for seven years (starting when the company was less than a dozen people), directing hundreds of commercials and dozens of original shows.
With her experience between marketing, communications strategy, & design - she's passionate about helping startups develop their identity through storytelling.
As a proud supporter or women in film & tech, and a producer of new media, Rylee is eager to share her knowledge. She’s been asked to speak at companies, conferences, and schools all over the world including Disney, Facebook, Promax, NYU, USC, Brentwood High School and Crossroads High school.
Storytelling is in her DNA, she’s the granddaughter of Hollywood actor Buddy Ebsen and comedian & advertising creative director Stan Freberg.
Born and raised in the golden sunshine of Los Angeles, she’s been directing and editing movies since she was 10 years old.
Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 in the Marketing & Advertising category.
She’s a Shorty Awards 2020 judge for Best Comedy, Best Live Video, and Best Direct Response.
In 2019, Rylee made Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women of Influence list.
She can officially add “inventor” to her resume as she is listed on an official patent.
In 2018, she directed Snap's campaign for Voter Registration, which lead to over 400,000 new registered voters.
She directed and produced Snap’s very first original content three years ago with vertical shows like "Literally Can't Even", “Pillow Talk,” and “Under the Ghost” (a live music series ft bands like ‘Cold War Kids’ & ‘LANY.’
She founded the first prize for vertical storytelling through a Snapchat film festival in partnership with Tribeca Film Festival.
US Reps, Freelance
UK Reps, Kode