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Ian K.

Chicago, IL 60607, USA

$500 - $1000 / Day


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



  • 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

Production Support

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

Post Production

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


  • Fixer
  • Translator