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Ian Stout is an award-winning filmmaker holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Film and Video. In 2008 he co-founded Vertica Productions, LLC.
As soon as the pandemic hit, he co-wrote, produced, and was the lead actor in
“Love In Dangerous Times” (2020) which was immediately picked up for distribution by Darkstar Pictures. The film is now available on all major streaming platforms.
Ian was the Director of Photography and one of the Producers on the documentary film "Jump The Fence" which won Best First Feature at the 2021 Arizona International Film Festival.
Ian was one of the cinematographers on "Not So Square", and winner of the American Documentary - POV Award as part of the 2011 Doc Challenge.
His short film “To No End” (2020) recently swept the film festival circuit with 8 nominations and 3 wins, including best cinematographer and best sound design.
Ian is currently working on "The Way Through" a feature length film
about the healing potential of MDMA assisted therapy for PTSD. As a combat veteran himself, this project is the most important of his film career so far.
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