Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Ian Thompson co-directed and co-producedÂ Wild Archaeology, a 13-part series for APTN. As a filmmaker, he has made several documentaries and dramatic works for television, includingÂ Pushing the Line: Art Without ReservationsÂ (BRAVO!),Â The BoorÂ (Global), and Three Lives of Kate with Sandra OhÂ (CBC, HBO). He also producedÂ Small Places, Small Homes, and directed the award-winning documentaryÂ Fundamental Freedoms, both for OMNI Television. Also, Ian has directed and produced documentaries and permanent installations for the Royal Ontario Museum. As a full-time professor in the Bachelor of Film and TV at Sheridan College, he teaches directing, business, VFX integration, and production. Ian received his B.A. (Hon) in International Relations and European and Russian History at the University of Toronto and earned an M.F.A. in Film Production at York University. He is also an NAUI Scuba Instructor and Divemaster with a specialization in underwater cinematography.