Ian Bawa

Winnipeg-based filmmaker Ian Bawa discusses his grief surrounding the loss of both his parents, and how using his vulnerability throughout his storytelling has shaped his career.

“There’s something very important about using art to be vulnerable”
Ian's short film Strong Son - which stars his late father - gained attention at festivals across the country, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The short was optioned by Farpoint Films earlier this year and is set to begin production as a feature film in 2022.

This year, Ian was selected for Reelworld’s Emerging 20 initiative and TIFF’s Talent Development Filmmaker Lab.

Ian is a graduate of the NSI Totally Television and NSI Business for Producers programs.

Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions about grief and includes strong language.

Music provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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