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Rydian Cook

Rydian Cook Voiceover Actor Filmmaker

Actor holding a skateboard

About Me

I am a working class, neurodivergent, genderqueer Voiceover, Screen Actor, multi-award winning Filmmaker, and filmmaking/video mentor.


As a voice & screen actor I have worked on short films, feature films, music videos, podcasts. I appeared in Legacy of Lies (Netflix), & The Baby (HBO/SKY). I have a high skill in skateboarding and have done skated in short films and feature films.  I have a home studio for voice acting work.

My fiction & documentary films have screened at film festivals such as: The Cambridge Film Festival & London Short Film Festival. I won awards at The Toronto Smartphone Film Festival & Bootleg Film Festival

I can mentor anyone in video or filmmaking. I can offer 1-1 sessions or courses, online or in person.

Clients include BFI & University of Cambridge.


I was born in Cambridge, in the south east of England. I have a neutral English accent and an engaging, friendly, kind, enthusiastic voice. I work in animation, video games, commercials, film, podcasts, audiobooks & audio drama. I can voice characters in Teens, 20s, 30s and 40s in RP, Neutral, & London accents. I have a home studio and I am based in Manchester.

I stream on Twitch as rad_ryd weekly; where I do live voice acting for video games. I also co-created and voice act in all 59 episodes of the WTFWYD? podcast.


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Screen Actor

I am a screen actor with experience in short films, feature films, music videos and YouTube content. My skills include skateboarding, improvisation, comedy & an excellent understanding of how film sets run. I’m a confident presenter or host.

I have been a skateboarder for over 20 years. I provide skateboarding stunt work for films and can train non-skateboarding actors in how to skate.


I am a multi-award winning Writer/Director of fiction and documentary films. My work has screened at film festivals around the world such as: The Cambridge Film Festival, The Toronto Smartphone Film Festival & London Short Film Festival.

I have worked with Projekts MCR Skatepark, New Slang Productions, The University of Cambridge, Hoipolloi, New International Encounter Theatre, The Junction, and Kettles Yard Art Gallery.

Filmmaking & Video Mentor

With a 19+ year career in filmmaking, and wealth of teaching experience I can absolutely help you.

I have over 14 years of experience teaching, training & mentoring filmmaking. Clients include British Film Institute, University of Cambridge & Red Balloon Learner Centres.


I particularly enjoy teaching individuals. I offer 1-1 mentoring for anyone. Online or in person.


My sessions are catered to the individual, they could include: teaching you video editing on any software, advice on equipment & software, or perhaps technical support.

Sessions last 1 hour. You can book as little as one session, then decide of you want or need more.


If you're interested in a session please email me for rates. I look forward to hearing from you.

Video Editing Timeline

Video Editing training on any software

Want to begin to learn video editing? I can help. We'll work on exactly what you want to learn. We can use any software or apps you have access to. I can help you get started or speed up your editing process. I have most experience in Da Vinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro & Capcut.

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Equipment & Software Advice and Technical support

Not sure which camera or laptop to buy? Baffled by audio equipment? Which editing software/app is best for you? I offer advice and technical support

Video Camera


My sessions could include support with any of the below:


Video editing (any software)

Archiving/Transferring/Converting files

Instagram Reels






Filming interviews


Equipment advice

Technical support

Short Film or Video Edit Feedback

Short Film Planning advice

“Rydian hosted a class through the University of Cambridge and it was so enlightening I signed up for a series of 1-1 lessons with him, which were just as helpful! It’s fair to say that my videos wouldn’t be what they are today without those first lessons to set me on the right path.”

Tom Crawford - Tom Rocks Maths

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