In 2007, Ian graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Acquiring a scholarship to pursue his studies in both fields, Ian instead decided to follow his interest in film. In 2011, Ian graduated with a degree in Filmmaking from the University of Winnipeg and since then has directed, produced, and crewed on a number of films. Ian's recent film Offline, a coproduction between Canada and Germany, has been shown and presented with many awards, both in Canada and around the world.