Having made many documentaries in the last five years both in the UK and India, Ian has earned a distinctive reputation for genre-defying works. Algorithms epitomises his holistic approach in that he believes that direction, camera and editing are all part of being a filmmaker in documentary. Getting to know his subject over many years through his camera and taking a year to carve out an understanding of that world, Ian has created a challenging documentary that goes against the grain of popular notions of sport documentaries.
As a sport sociologist, Ian always used a camera to support his research on sport and physical culture. His move to documentary filmmaking benefits from a seemingly effortless 'way of seeing' that has resulted in documentaries with a difference on art and sport, especially of the 'sporting outsider' - the one who is seen as 'different' by a 'normal' society. His documentaries have been screened at film festivals, conferences and campaign meetings around the world.
Inside the Kalari (2007/20mins)
Brighton Bandits (2007/40mins)
Out of Our Hands (2009/9mins)
Melancholic Constellations: The Art of William Kentridge (2010/55mins)
Willem Boshoff: Reflections of a South African Artist (2010/25mins)
10-11 Pavilion Parade (2011/15mins)