Ian worked as a film journalist, interviewing many big Hollywood names, before starting to write for theatre in 2009. His play, ‘Sherica’, was selected for the 2011 24:7 Manchester Theatre Festival where it won both Best Play and the Audience Choice Award. It was also selected for the Library Theatre’s Re:Play festival and won a prestigious Manchester Theatre Award.
For the screen, Ian has written a trio of short films – Balance, One of the Crowd and The Ghosts of Abercwmboi. He is currently under commission from Movie Mogul Ltd to write a horror movie entitled ‘La Dame Blanche’, having completed for the company a trilogy of sci-fi/fantasy movies for young adults
entitled ‘The Skindred Chronicles’. With Saffron-Cherry Productions he has a TV crime drama in development.
As well as writing 'Cracking The Feathers' for Bamalam, Ian's other audiowork includes an adaptation of Ramsey Campbell’s folk-horror novel ‘The Hungry Moon’ for Room 5064 productions, and a number of audio scripts for Cutaway Universe. For Cutaway, Ian is also writing a 12-issue comicbook series - 'Gods And Monsters - that features several characters that first appeared in BBC TV's Doctor Who.
Ian continues to work as a freelance journalist – mainly on film – and has written for a wide variety of publications and websites including Empire, Hotdog, SFX, FilmFour, Musicweek, The North Guide, The Leeds Guide, The Big Issue and is a regular contributor to Video On Demand site VODzilla.co.
Based in Cheshire, Ian also works as a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester, delivering modules on Scriptwriting and Film Studies.