Ian's background combines business development, filmmaking and military service. His projects have screened at Cannes, SXSW, Milan, Palm Springs, and Seattle International film festivals.
Ian created content for Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Viacom, award-winning children's interactive programs, and the opening ceremonies of the Taekwondo World Championships at the Verizon Arena. In 2015 Ian was awarded a U.S. patent he authored for RANDIAN, a media tech company he co-founded.
Ian has an MAIR from ACM/Institut Américain Universitaire (France), with an emphasis in Diplomacy and Human Rights, an MBA from Penn State University, and was awarded Alumni of Notable Achievement from the University of Minnesota, where he earned a BA in theater.
He is a member of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) and served as a co-chair alternate for the Asian American Committee from 2020-2021. Ian is currently living in Aix En Provence, France.