After graduating from Paier College of Art and Vancouver Film School, Ian headed to NY. From 2000-2003 he worked as a freelance carpenter, electrician and rigger for over 100 shows Off-Broadway. In 2003 Ian became the Director of Operations for renowned filmmakers, Joel and Ethan Coen.
After a year and a half with the Coen Brothers, Ian left to produce his first short film, The Barista, which played in the Woodshole Film Festival, Alameda Film Festival, and West LA Film Festival. He went on to produce a variety of content for several companies: He produced content for AOL and Spike TV for G-Net productions, Associate Produced a Travel show for the Fine Living Network for 24FPS Productions, and eventually became sole producer/camera for the popular video blog rocketboom.com. From 2004 to the present, he has run his own company, rolliboatfilms.com, producing content for clients such as; Forbes, IFC, AMC, Sephora, and the Children’s Museum of the Arts, where he created the Media Arts Program and was a teaching Artist for Film and Stop-Action Animation during the summers.
In 2008 he completed a short stint as the Office Manager for the Emmy Award winning Filmmaker, Aaron Lubarsky of Flicker Flacker Films, helping to producing a feature documentary for the History Channel and A+E Films. In 2009, he continued to provide original video content to his growing list of clients for rolliboat films, while simultaneously working as a freelance HD Shooter for Reality TV, as well as a freelance photographer.