Ian Allardyce

Self-Shooting Director & Senior Editor

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Hello Ad Land! I'm a Self-Shooting Director and Senior Editor; having worked in major agencies and publishers for 10 (ish) years. I've directed global brand campaigns for Adidas, Nike, Rapha, Hyundai, Standard Chartered Bank and Loewe. My perfect job is people focused short-docs or editorial style films. I've edited TVCs with proper offline > online workflows; but also fast turnaround cut 'n grade edits. I use Premier with After Effects on an iMac PRO; which I'm happy to set up at your agency. I own Sony FS7 & a7Sii shooting kits with audio and lighting. I've also Produced and Co-Directed "They Sing up on the Hill"; an indie-music, coming-of-age romance set Mongolia! Hope to meet you soon, Ian A.

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  • Film
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Camera Operation
  • Digital Video
  • Editing
  • Directing
  • Sony FS7
  • Adobe
  • Colour Grading
  • Videography

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AKQA


    • Design
  • Adidas Group

    Adidas Group

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Stink


    • Media Production
  • N

    News UK

    Work history


    Self-shooting Director & Senior Editor

    Really Nice Content Ltd.

    Jan 2011
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I use my 10+ years' experience in agencies and publishers to direct and edit brand content for agencies and publishers. Boom.


    Director & Editor


    Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I directed various films for Adidas.


    Video Content

    News UK

    Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Coming home to London after having worked in Mongolia for two years; I took the opportunity to work in The Times and The Sun's new social video teams. We created scores of videos per week from studio interviews, to facebook Lives, to snapchat videos to short-form documentary. It was great to be at the time and place where publishing and video content collide. And fun too.


    Director & Editor


    Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • On a freelance basis I edited and shot many films for Nike, Hyundai, World Gold Council and others.


    Editor & Promo Producer

    Devilfish Creative

    Jan 2006 - Dec 2011
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Who or what was devilfish? It was the finest broadcast creative agency in London for many years, before going extinct. However, in the fish's most prolific years, I was the in-house editor. I cut many a broadcast ident, brand-film, campaign and promo; for NatGeo, Sky, Canal+, Discovery, BBC, MTV, ITV, Five and many others. I still use the wisdom from the fish in jobs today.



    Sep 1999 - Jun 2002
    • United Kingdom
    • Film Studies with Drama 2:1



    Best Drama

    The Smalls

    • Best Drama Short Film - Winner of Panavision UK Award