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Ian K.

Chicago, IL 60607, USA

$500 - $1000 / Day

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About Ian

Hi there. I’m a filmmaker specializing in documentary film of all sizes. My work has appeared on PBS, Time Magazine, CNN, NPR, G4, Billboard Magazine and the Huffington Post. I frequently work with the internationally acclaimed Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), where I've just finished producing the award-winning documentary feature, "Raising Bertie." Other items of interest: Though I don’t look it, I'm mixed race. My father is Caucasian and my mother is Jamaican/Cuban. While I certainly didn’t get a lot of my mother’s pigmentation, I carry a deep and unique understanding of race and culture. It has helped make me into a compassionate, empathetic filmmaker. Diversity has also carried into my career. Wearing different hats has helped me develop a temperament well suited for travel and the unexpected. I spent over two years living, studying, working and volunteering abroad. I’ve been shipwrecked, lost in the jungle, tear-gassed and nearly stabbed by a 13 year old. I’ve also surfed Brazil, camped in the rainforest, splashed about in a volcano and made friends with a 13 year old. You win some you lose some.

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Video Editor - News

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Top Projects

  • Pescanducir

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    A short experiential documentary about a morning spent fishing in Mexico.

  • How a Prostitution Sting Works

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP

    Part of a series exploring prostitution stings. Credit: 1st Camera.

  • How to be a Dad on Vimeo

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
  • One Cat Typing - YouTube

    • Commercial DP
    • Video Editor - News

    Part of a four video campaign for NPR and their news quiz show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!

  • Raising Bertie

    • Documentary DP

    Raising Bertie is the award-winning feature length documentary that tells the story of three African American boys coming of age in rural North Carolina over the course of six years. This powerful vérité film produced by internationally acclaimed Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), Raising Bertie movingly weaves the young men’s stories together as they try to define their lives.



  • 2K video camera
  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig

All Services


  • Fixer
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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