Ian Garrick Mason is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto and New York City. He has produced music and fashion videos, as well as short documentaries on topics ranging from film making to resume "whitening" to urban planning (a piece which was recently featured by Canadian Architect). Currently, he is working on a documentary about the impact of blockchain technology on the financial sector. A former journalist, his aim is to uncover the narratives — and the unique beauty — often lying just under the surface of the people and places he shoots, and, with his documentaries, to provoke fresh thinking about complex issues.
He is also a digital artist and animator, an essayist, and even, sometimes, a wielder of charcoal and pencil.
Ian is the founding editor of SCOPE, a global magazine of ideas, culture, and emerging talent, and managing director of Hassard Fay, a firm that helps professional services firms, large enterprises, and non-profits develop thought leadership strategies and the creative content to execute them (through videos, infographics, interactive data visualizations, white papers, and other formats). His background also includes periods as a freelance journalist for publications like The Boston Globe, The Times Literary Supplement, The Walrus, and The New Statesman, and as a management consultant.
For more information on Ian's work, to discuss opportunities and potential projects, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.
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