Roles/ Contact


Speaker and Moderator

From moderating press conferences at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan to addressing audiences about his work documenting issues such as Fukushima and hospice care, Ian has spoken before dozens of audiences about a wide range of topics.


Writer and Interviewer

From 2015 to 2016, Ian was a guest columnist for the magazine “5”. Other writing include articles for medical journals and the No 1 Shinbun, as well as a chapter for the book “Project Censored” (2015). A video and print-version of his interview with documentary film director Hitomi Kamanaka was published by the Japan Times in 2015.


Producer and Editor

A trained editor, Ian also works as a producer.  He recently executive produced the feature documentary Boys For Sale, by first-time director Itako, which received the Fox Inclusion Award at the 2017 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles and Best Documentary at the 2017 DGLFF in South Africa.


Promotion and Appearances

Using documentary techniques to capture their story, Ian’s past clients include charities, luxury hotels, and a golf course. As a model and actor, he has also appeared as the navigator of a travel program and hosted his own cooking show for two seasons.


Lecturer and instructor

In the classroom, Ian instructs filmmakers both in English and Japanese. He teaches at the University of Tokyo, and guest lectures at various universities and trade schools. In August 2016, he gave a master class to filmmakers in Taiwan.


Media and Footage Requests

Footage filmed by Ian has been licensed by news networks and for use in feature documentary films. Please send media requests regarding broadcast rights, co-production, commissions, appearances and screening/ distribution to the address below.