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Ian Cook

Ian Spencer Cook

1940 Fern St
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 937-478-8763
Email: [email protected]

Ian Spencer Cook is a New Orleans-based cinematographer focused on documentary, commercial, EPK, and short film production. Most recently, he was worked with directors Kirby Dick on THE BLEEDING EDGE (2018), Michael Moore on TRUMPLAND (2016) and Lee Hirsch on the XQ SuperSchool documentary. He started his career in Washington, DC where his short film CORNER PLOT premiered at AFI Silverdocs and toured the world with the U.S. State Department Documentary Showcase.

He shot KING WOMAN’s MANNA music video which premiered at the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival and was named in Revolver Magazine’s Top 15 Videos of 2017.

Ian has a B.F.A. in Motion Picture Production from Wright State University (2006) and is owner of Hard Road Pictures, a production company based in New Orleans.

Ian specializes in vérité documentary shooting, handheld, and Freefly Movi operation. He is an FS7, A7SII owner / operator.


    • Credit: XQ SuperSchool Project
    • Type: Documentary
    • Position: Cinematographer
    • Credit: 91 A Film About Guns in America
    • Type: Documentary
    • Position: Cinematographer
    • Credit: Keanu
    • Type: Feature
    • Position: BTS EPK
    • Credit: The Bleeding Edge
    • Type: Documentary
    • Position: Cinematographer
    • Credit: Xavier University LEAVE READY
    • Type: Commercial
    • Position: Cinematographer
    • Credit: HBO: THE LAST TRUCK
    • Type: Documentary
    • Position: Camera Operator