Director of Photography / Producer
Ian received his training as a combat cameraman in the military for eight years, filming all over the world including Bosnia, Croatia, South Korea, Kuwait and Iraq. He studied filmmaking at Syracuse University and the Seattle Film Institute, honing his cinematography and production skills independently for more than 15 years. Ian owns the production company 8Rivers Films, which has completed a number of large-scale marketing and training videos, short documentaries and narrative films.
Ian has collaborated with 2R Productions on many projects, winning three Telly Awards as director/producer of the instructional film Critical 72 (2008) and recently taking home another Telly Award for the corporate documentary Costco: A Company Built on Values (2012). Ian was a producer and cinematographer on the Emmy® Award-winning documentary Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai (2010), cinematographer on Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team (2009/2012) and director of The Kicker (In Post). He has documented several stories for the Discovery Channel and covered Northwest Medical Teams International in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.