IAN RODERICK GRAY was born in Holland to a Dutch/Indonesian mother and American father. His family relocated to the United Kingdom when Ian was two, living primarily in the small town of Fareham. Ian began making films at the age of fourteen and landed his first professional directing job at the age of nineteen. He has continued to direct ever since, making commercials, Film, music videos, documentaries and shorts, winning a number of awards in the process.
He has collaborated with and directed icons such as Nile Rodgers, John Lydon and Idris Elba. He has directed and produced adverts for Sky, ITV, Nike, Gillette and many other notable brands. His first feature film, The Banksy Job, a comedy-documentary hybrid made in association with Pulse Films and Ipso Facto films, had its world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was listed in The Hollywood Reporter’s selection of best films and Vogue Magazines pick of documentaries to watch.
His music Video “Lost in the Memory” for Charlie Winston was shortlisted by the UK Music Video Awards in 2020 and picked up an assortment of prizes, including “Best Music Video” at 10 year anniversary of the Paris Art and Movie Awards 2020.
Ian recently won Best Music Video at The British Independent Film Festival and was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Director, Best Narrative and Best Ensemble at the Austin Music Video Awards 2018.
His style has been described as ‘Mesmerising’ and ‘Visionary’ by publications such as Mass Appeal and Pigeons and Planes.