Ryan Kalil is best known as the All-Pro center for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Kalil has had a strong passion and interest in film, animation and comic books from a young age. Through his company Strange Turn Entertainment, Ryan has released the OGNs Dante and Son of Shaolin. Son of Shaolin was optioned by Sony Pictures and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Seven Bucks for feature film development with Dope's Rick Famuyiwa attached to direct and Kalil attached to co-produce. Additionally, under his company Mortal Media with NBA player Blake Griffin, Kalil is producing feature reboots of The Rocketeer and White Men Can't Jump. Ryan is also a published author as the co-writer of 2016's The Rookie Handbook: How to Survive the First Season in the NFL for Regan Arts.