Writer / Director
Ian is a commercial film director whose style blends the absurdities of the human condition with a cinematic eye. He leverages truthful reactions in performances and believes that realism drives the best engagement. His honest humour is usually saying what we’re all thinking - and he cuts straight to the chase. Ian tells all-around relatable stories with a ruggedness that audiences appreciate. Ultimately, his passion is leaving viewers with a laugh, a thought, or an idea to ponder over.
Ian started his career in film with the original iMac, a bit of imagination, and some hard work. Cut to now and Ian’s put his visual directing style to good use for Apple, Intel, the Detroit Red Wings, the UFC and Specialized Bikes. He’s produced and directed broadcast commercials around the world, product films, branded entertainment, and written several short films including Kong's and Hog's Tooth.
Accolades include a Vimeo Staff Pick, a Cynopsis Digital Award for the UFC’s sports documentary series 'Embedded' and picked up a selection at Santa Cruz Film Festival for Kong's in 2018. Ian's work has been featured by Matthew Toffolo, Bike Radar, Power Sports Business, and Gear Junkie.
When not on the road for work or in his home office Ian can be found taking photos or riding his mountain bike in the hills of Santa Cruz California.
Los Angeles Film & Script Festival - Kong's - Official Selection
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival - Kong's - Best Narrative Short Film
One-Reeler Short Film Competition - Kong's - Award of Excellence
Sacramento International Film Festival - Kong's - Official Selection
Bike Radar Magazine - The All-New Stumpjumper - Featured Ad