Ian is an award-winning filmmaker from Ireland. His first love is genre cinema and he strives to make movies that will grip an audience and keep them guessing. Having graduated from The National Film School in Ireland Ian established Failsafe Films in Dublin, producing the IFTA Nominated and Academy Award longlisted ‘Love is a Sting’ in 2015, written by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary. Ian’s short film ‘Gridlock’ has won 60 awards to date at over 150 Film Festivals, including Best Director at the Savannah International Film Festival, Best International Short Film at DC Shorts, and a Young Director Award (YDA) in Cannes.
In 2018, Ian took part in the prestigious Berlinale Talents in Germany as a director, being the only Irish filmmaker chosen amongst 250 candidates from 81 countries. Ian then successfully received funding from Screen Ireland for his short film ‘Low Tide’. In February 2019, Ian won the Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival.
In 2021, Ian successfully received funding from Screen Ireland for his debut feature film 'Double Blind', a horror/thriller that is currently in pre-production.