RyZi Productions was introduced by Ryan Zinnanti as a place where he can showcase his imagined ideas come to reality. It is his goal that this will be an outlet for individual and multiple person creative identity and many types of unique and interesting projects developed by himself and others.
Ryan was diagnosed with autism disorder as a child and has strived continuously to overcome challenges and stereotypes of a person labeled "on the spectrum." He has worked very hard to "fit in" with the rules and structure of "normal" life, and yet maintain his own extraordinary personality, imagination, and talents. As a child, Ryan was always extremely focused on his own stylized order. He would line his toys and object up for hours in a specific way; he wanted his room to be set up exactly as he visualized it; schedules were regimented. Creatively he began to work on Word Art on the computer and invented amazing structured and detailed designs and artistry. Continuing this trend through his teenage years, with help from many people, Ryan slowly began to open himself up to more choices and variables in his life, and he began to become exposed to new and exciting experiences...sometimes risky ones! As his horizons broadened, he became interested in reading comic books and Adobe Photoshop. In 2017, he really started to dive into the basics of photography, video, post production, writing, storyboarding, photo manipulations, etc. He started to create his own story using photos of his sister and himself as characters within his creation. This was / is Ryan's first introductory comic book using those basic skills which he has been learning, through tutorials and trial-and-error: ZAPTIC AND CATGIRL TEAM UP VOL. 1 - PROTECTING THE LABORATORY. It is a basic story of good versus evil and is a fun look inside of his creative mind. He is already progressing his skills in all aspects of art, and his future works will be excellent barometers to measure his progress and inventiveness.
Currently, RyZi Productions is offering this first work which is the comic book entitled ZAPTIC AND CATGIRL TEAM UP VOL. 1 - PROTECTING THE LABORATORY for sale. Please click here to purchase. The story and artwork is great for ages 8 and up, this is a great gift for yourself, friends or family! A portion of the proceeds is going to The Tommy Foundation, which you can read more about on this page.
Ryan's long term goals are to continue to gain knowledge and experience in computer graphics and art programs, photography, videography, editing, and teaching. He wants to eventually create or become part of a group of like minded individuals, and they can trade ideas and teach each other skills and form a team. His philosophy for life is "be charitable to others and then you will become successful yourself."
Special thanks go to those who supported Ryan on this exciting journey: his family, Julie Sando, all the great people at ACAP (Ben, Jill, Rachel, Kasia), Steve Pizzo, David Hunter, Mrs. Kimmel, Mrs. Booth, The Lord Jesus Christ and so many others who have contributed to Ryan's success up to this point.
sample images from zaptic and catgirl team up vol. 1
Below are some sample images from ZAPTIC AND CAT GIRL TEAM UP VOL. 1 - PROTECTING THE LABORATORY. The comic book is 50 full-color pages of fun and creativity for ages 8 and up. We hope you enjoy and God Bless you:)
You can email Ryan at with questions, comments and feedback.
THE TOMMY FOUNDATION
We firmly believe that the most important assets in the world are people, and while there is a place for research in all movements, investing in human beings will always yield the greatest return.
Started in 2005 by two parents of a child on the severe end of the autism spectrum, The Tommy Foundation has grown from a small dream in Lancaster, Pennsylania to now an award winning foundation with connections all across the United States.
Winners of a March 2010 Pepsi Refresh Project grant of $50,000, the Tommy Foundation are producers of the film “The United States of Autism,” as well as leaders in the promotion of METT face recognition (as seen on Fox TV”s show “Lie to Me“) for individuals on the autism spectrum. Our collegiate programs are designed to assist current families as well as bring talent into the autism movement long term, and we endeavor to reach minority families in as many ways as possible.
We also aim to embrace individuals on the spectrum who classify themselves as neuro-diverse, as well as individuals who can not speak for themselves and their families, as well as everyone in between. It is a tightrope to balance the interests of so many groups, yet we find that everyone can agree that we are all looking to help our children and selves reach our greatest potential. This is what we mean by our message “embracing families affected by autism”
Founded in 2005 by parents of a child on the autism spectrum, The Tommy Foundation is an emerging voice for the autism movement receiving numerous awards including the Lancaster Red Rose award.
Today, the Foundation provides direct assistance to families, as well providing trainings to hundreds of students, professionals, PhD candidates and doctors to date. Serving as producers for the full length autism documentary “The United States of Autism, they also have thousands of individuals participate in events every year and partner with numerous organizations around the nation to serve their local communities.
The Tommy Foundation continually seeks to embrace individuals on the entire autism spectrum, educate families and individuals to handle the condition, and to empower all those who desire to advocate for the autism movement.