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’ 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 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 2022, Ian directed his debut feature film, horror/thriller 'Double Blind' for Screen Ireland and Epic Pictures. The film premiered at a number of film festivals in 2023, where Ian was nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award, and will be released theatrically in Ireland and the US on February 9th 2024.