Ink: Written By Hand

Follow one artist’s growing obsession with handwriting, an art form that’s all but lost to an entire generation.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Ryan Couldrey

Filmmaker’s statement

Ink came about by chance when I noticed my friend, Tanja Tiziana, posting stunning calligraphy work to her Instagram feed, and sent her a note saying “Hey, I’d like to film this.”

What I didn’t know was that she’d only just begun practicing in earnest less than a month before! It took a little while to convince her that her story was worth telling, but we’re both glad she relented – two weeks after its release, Ink had been watched more than 45,000 times and was featured on Gizmodo, The Verge, Design Taxi, The Globe & Mail, Digg, and CBC Toronto’s Metro Morning.

About Ryan Couldrey

Ryan Couldrey

Ryan is a filmmaker in Toronto with terrible handwriting who produced, directed, DOP’d and edited Snow, a 77-minute feature film adapted from a graphic novel in 2014. You can watch it for free online.

He’s currently in pre-production on both a mockumentary and a silent film he’s producing and directing.

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