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Ian Ebright is the writer, director, and producer of the narrative short films THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX and FROM THE SKY.



THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX had its world premiere at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, and continues to play prominent festivals including Oscar qualifiers Rhode Island International Film Festival and HollyShorts Film Festival. The film is represented by Berlin-based film agency aug & ohr medien—known for curating and establishing films across the international film festival circuit.

“Deliciously intriguing…a sophisticated dark comedy with an edge.” -Thomas Ethan Harris (American Cinematheque, Los Angeles Film Festival Co-Founder)

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Ian was awarded Most Promising Filmmaker at the 2015 Spokane International Film Festival for his work on FROM THE SKY. Called “impassioned and spellbinding,” FROM THE SKY received 12 awards including the International Humanitarian Award Grand Prize from the 18th annual Oscar qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival (2014), nominations including Best Writing and Best Directing from The Short Film Awards, and more than 25 Official Selections including the Seattle International Film Festival (2014) and Savannah Film Festival (2015). FROM THE SKY had its television debut in 2016 on PBS’ Seattle affiliate KCTS.

“An amazing and pioneering short film…the ability to say so much in so few words and images is an unwavering testament to the filmmaker’s prowess.” -Cinephilia & Beyond

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In prior decades, Ian spent his late teens and early 20s as a film critic and journalist for websites in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle before moving on to study directing, cinematography, and editing at Seattle Film Institute. He blogged for prominent sites, conducted interviews ranging from actor Terence Stamp to New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller, and wrote multiple screenplays leading up to his work on FROM THE SKY.

A Seattle native, Ian studied filmmaking at the Seattle Film Institute and storytelling from Brian McDonald (Invisible Ink). His cinematic influences include J.C. Chandor, Laura Poitras, Bennett Miller, Alexander Payne, Joachim Trier, David Mamet, Werner Herzog, Nicole Holofcener, Aaron Sorkin, and Steven Zaillian.

To watch FROM THE SKY, and for more on THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX and works in progress, visit the projects page.