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Ian Ebright is the writer, director, and producer of the acclaimed narrative short film ‘From the Sky,’ an Arabic language story about a peaceful father and troubled son struggling to cope with the effects of drone warfare in their region of the Middle East.
Ian was awarded Most Promising Filmmaker at the 2015 Spokane International Film Festival for his work on the film. 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 Oscar-qualifier Seattle International Film Festival (2014). ‘From the Sky’ had its television debut in 2016 on PBS’ Seattle affiliate KCTS 9.
“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
FROM THE SKY – Official Trailer:
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.’
Ian’s new narrative short film is the supernatural dramedy ‘The Devil Needs a Fix,’ which he wrote and directed. The film completed post production in 2016 and will debut as a World Premiere at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival in May. Ian is also developing a TV series with a well-regarded creative team. To watch ‘From the Sky,’ and for more on his films and works in progress, click Projects.