With a background in still photography, Ian’s approach to visual storytelling is guided by a delicate balance of cinematography, character development and art direction.


He is a passionate film maker who effortlessly weaves together beautiful images with strong, realistic performance. And he is equally at home working with actors or real people.


Born and raised in a small, rainy Pacific Northwest town, Ian left to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

His work has been recognized with wins and short-lists at the Clios, D&AD, AICP, Cannes Young Director Awards, Porsche International Student Advertising Film Awards, and Vimeo Staff Picks.

His short film, Reunion, a charity film for the International Day of the Disappeared, was shortlisted at the Young Director Award in Cannes and a piece he did for Amnesty International was included in the SHOOT New Director Showcase.