ABOUT IAN

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Ian is a director, filmmaker, and actor based in Toronto.

Inspired by sketch comedy, horror movies and independent cinema, Ian began his acting and filmmaking career in his teens by creating and shooting short films, comedic sketches, promotional videos for companies, and music videos for local musicians. In 2007 IRAYBS films was born with Ian producing and directing his first full-length feature film "Dream Harder" a comedic spoof on the booming adult industry in the 1970s. 

Upon moving to Toronto, Ian has continued to grow and is establishing himself as a strong storyteller with a unique visual style. His award-winning films have been screened around all North America for various film festivals.

A passion project of his short film 'Deathmatch Dad' is in the process of being made into a full-length feature set to film later 2019. Other projects include wedding, corporate, industrial, music, fitness, and promotional videos.

Iraybs Films vision is to bring unique, edgy, captivating, and inspiring stories to life on screen.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Was born on December 25th, Christmas Day!

  • The dog on the IRAYBS films logo is Ian's childhood dog "Chubbs"

  • Was a Professional Wrestler for 5 years under the character name "BLADE"

  • Enjoys sketch comedy and the likes of Kids in the Hall, SNL, SCTV, Not the nine o'clock news, Tim and Eric

  • Enjoys Peanut Butter on Pizza Pockets 

  • Favourite actors include: Jim Carrey, James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • Favourite Directors include: Paul Thomas Anderson, Darren Aronofsky, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg