Ian is a director, filmmaker, and actor based in Toronto.
Born and raised in Hamilton Ian harnessed his hyperactive energy as a child by performing on and off the stage for multiple crowds and watching every film he could get his hands on.
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 1970's.
Upon moving to Toronto, Ian continued to create, film and edit comedy, action, dramatic and horror films for various competitions and film festivals. 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