Ian is an award-winning director from Ireland. As a filmmaker he has a passion for suspense, creating stories that grip an audience and keep them guessing. Ian’s whodunnit thriller GRIDLOCK won 60 awards at over 150 Film Festivals worldwide, including Best Director at the Savannah International Film Festival, Best International Short Film at DC Shorts, and a Young Director Award (YDA) at Cannes Lions.
In 2018, Ian was selected for the prestigious Berlinale Talents in Germany as a director. He then successfully received funding from Screen Ireland for his coming-of-age horror short LOW TIDE. In 2019, Ian won the Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival. 
In 2022, Ian directed his debut feature film DOUBLE BLIND, a psychological horror/thriller for Screen Ireland and Epic Pictures. The film premiered at festivals in 2023, where Ian was nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award, and was released theatrically in 2024. 
DOUBLE BLIND was nominated for 11 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards (IFTAs), including Best Film and Best Director, with Ian also being nominated for the IFTA Rising Star Award.