True Facade Pictures is a film and video production company specializing in documentary films, non-scripted entertainment, and television.

With a background in branded entertainment, celebrity endorsements, and video marketing, True Facade has a keen sense of business and a profound passion for story. Our mission is to bring true stories to the height of their impact and to engage, inform, and entertain audiences looking for an enriching, artistic experience.

Ryan Sturgis | Owner

Ryan Aaron Sturgis was born in New Hampshire in 1983. For over 15 years Ryan has been independently producing film, television, and branded entertainment projects of all kinds. From documentaries and period narratives, to celebrity endorsement campaigns and music videos, Ryan’s experience spans a wide variety of genres. He has acted as writer, director, editor, camera operator, sound designer, actor, and producer for films and television programs, all with a wide range of budgets. In 2012 Ryan founded True Facade Pictures, a film/video production agency, specializing in story-based marketing and non-scripted entertainment that has earned national acclaim. Ryan has interviewed high profile figures such as Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, Harry Shearer, Mick Fleetwood, Elliot Easton, Clem Burke, Chad Greenway, and many others. He is presently producing and directing a feature length rock documentary called “SHOOTING STARS – A Rock Photographer’s Journey” and two reality series, “Chrome Hunters”, and “STAR GEAR”


Michael Chalhoub

Michael Chalhoub grew up in the beautiful state of Minnesota. His passion for both Film and Philosophy began at an early age. After earning a BA in Philosophy from MSU, Mankato, Michael partnered with Ryan Sturgis at True Facade Pictures, a film and video production agency. Together they have produced a wide variety of branded entertainment projects for international companies like Zildjian, Latin Percussion, Gretsch Drums, DW Drums, Mayo Clinic Health System, Archery Trade Association, and 8×8. Michael has worked with an assortment of high profile figures such as Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, Billy Squire, Mick Fleetwood, Easton Easton, and comedian and actor Harry Shearer, to name a few. Michael’s wide ranging skills and hands on experience has served to push boundaries of storytelling through screenwriting, cinematography, editing, and sound design. He is presently producing a feature length rock documentary with acclaimed Photographer, Rob Shanahan called “SHOOTING STARS – A Rock Photographer’s Journey” and co-creating two reality series, “Chrome Hunters”, and “STAR GEAR”.



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103 James Ave,
Mankato, MN 56001

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