In The Long Run (Season 3)
Google & You
4 O'Clock Club
Ian is an award-winning Director and Cake Enthusiast working across comedy, drama and genre.
A graduate of the prestigious National Film and Television School, Ian has been awarded as a Broadcast Hotshot Director and named as one of Channel 4’s ‘Directors to Watch’.
Ian has always been a vivid story-teller and is a resident director for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase working with a variety of new talent both behind and in front of the camera. He has also directed a range of commercials for brands including Google, Imperial Leather and Jose Cuervo. He directed three series of the online phenomenon The Wembley Cup for YouTube. The series has gained over 120 million views on YouTube.
Ian is known for his ability to deliver stories with a playful charm, mixing his African heritage with his London upbringing to bring his unique flavour and voice to every production. His passion for working closely with acting talent helps him to always achieve dynamic performances both with experienced and young performers.
Ian has just finished directing on Series 3 of the Sky 1 comedy - IN THE LONG RUN, created by Idris Elba and produced by Green Door & Sprout Pictures. The show stars Idris Elba, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Akingbola, Madeleine Appiah and Kellie Shirley. He has also directed a brand new children’s comedy series for BBC, called ANDY AND THE BAND which launches in February 2020. Prior to that Ian had also directed on Series 8 of the recently BAFTA nominated Children’s TV series THE 4 O’CLOCK CLUB for CBBC. He has several projects in development across film and television both in the UK and for American SVOD’s.
Ian remains focused on creating bold cinematic stories - exploring the themes of distorted realities and the shifting idiosyncrasies of the human condition in respect of morality and vengeance. Wrapped in dark humour and pop culture references. We love Ian’s ability to combine comedy performances, great casting and art direction with choreography when needed. He has a strong background in directing both kids and adults alike.