Ian is an award-winning director of documentaries and branded content. Originally from West Hartford, Connecticut, Ian's love of filmmaking was not born at the movie theater, but in the concert hall. The son of a conductor and a cellist, Ian's love for the cinema grew from the exploration of cinematic giants John Williams, Thomas Newman, and Howard Shore. This inspiration drives Ian to discover the musical highs and lows of the everyday, whether it be the work ethic of an Olympic skeleton racer, or a cultural exploration of esports in the happiest country on earth. When Ian's not making films, you can find him on the golf course or composing at the piano.

Clients

Red Bull, US Navy, Jose Cuervo, Cleveland/Srixon, Special Olympics

    Education

    • B.A. Cinema Studies, Summa Cum Laude, Purchase College, State University of New York
    • Graduate Certificate, Documentary Media Studies, The New School for Public Engagement

    iansylvancumming@gmail.com

     Ian w/ girlfriend, Sarah D'Andrea, at the HollyShorts Film Festival.

    Ian w/ girlfriend, Sarah D'Andrea, at the HollyShorts Film Festival.