Ian Garrick Mason is an independent filmmaker, photographer, and essayist. In 2018 he wrote and directed the short film "Commencement", and is working on a new film called "The Ravens", starring Lindsey Sagrera. He has produced short documentaries on architects and their ideas, film festivals, blockchain and finance, and intelligent cities; his recent films on urban planning philosophies and on the innovative re-use of infrastructure for parks were featured by Canadian Architect. He is a contributing visual editor at Barcelona-based urbanNext, and he has written on politics and culture for publications like The Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, The Boston Globe, The Literary Review of Canada, and The Walrus.
Ian's photography concentrates on fashion and portraits — producing work with Olsen Europe, designers Raphael de Lacroix, Andrada Bodea, and Niapsou Di, magazines Elegant and Rocketlight, and agencies like The Lions NY, The Face, EMG, d1, NEXT, B&M, and Peggi Lepage — as well as on the personalities of cities. He was the founding editor of the ideas-focused magazines Gravitas (1994-1998) and SCOPE (2010-2015), and is the managing director of Hassard Fay, a boutique firm that helps organizations develop ideas-based creative content through documentary-style videos, infographics, and other formats.
He is also an occasional rallycross driver.
For more information on Ian's work, to discuss opportunities and potential projects, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.