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Aaron Ryder is a film producer who also runs the production arm of FilmNation, a foreign sales company. After writing, directing, and producing an obscure film entitled "Get It On!," Ryder chose well for his first major production effort, collaborating with director Christopher Nolan on his runaway indie hit "Memento," a mystery thriller that unfolds in reverse time. Following "Memento," Ryder executive-produced another smallish film that became a big indie hit, the cult sci-fi thriller "Donnie Darko," which starred Jake Gyllenhaal in his first major lead role. In 2006, Ryder would team up with Nolan again, producing his Houdini-esque saga, "The Prestige," which starred Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as rival magicians. That same year, he was the producer for Jake Kasdan's small, but critically praised, dramatic comedy, "The TV Set," which starred David Duchovny as a TV writer attempting to maintain his integrity in a severely crass, stick-to-the-bottom-line culture. Other Ryder production credits include the '09 comedy "My One and Only," and the 2010 action-thriller "Sanctum."
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