Ian Waugh is a British film director and writer, working between narrative cinema and artists’ film. He has written and directed six short films and the experimental drama Leaves which was nominated for Best UK First Feature at London’s East End Film Festival.
Raised in Tyneside, he studied photography and film at Edinburgh Napier University, graduating with an MFA in Advanced Film Practice from Screen Academy Scotland. An alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and Reykjavik International Film Festival Transatlantic Talent Lab, his work has screened worldwide at festivals in London, Stockholm, Berlin, Milano, Drama, Kyiv, Busan, Mexico City, and many more.
As He Lay Falling has screened at over 25 international festivals to date and continues to play worldwide. It is currently being developed into a feature film, an international co-production by Middlefish Films, Homemade Films and Only Son, supported by the Scottish Film Talent Network with the assistance of Creative Scotland and the BFI NET.WORK.
"Ian’s powerful short about hostility and despair on the edge of a fractured Europe resonated with audiences around the world, which is why we’re so excited to help him to develop it into a feature-length drama. There’s still more of Georgios’ story to tell; and it’s a story that feels more pertinent than ever." Claudia Yusef - Scottish Film Talent Network