Inferno Pictures has developed a reputation as a dependable production company to both foreign and domestic producers. The principals of the company have been involved in numerous projects encompassing a wide array of financing structures. Whether it’s creative development of film, television, and digital media projects; providing efficient and professional business affairs consulting; running a project through prep, into production, and completing post-production; or securing financing in the form of tax credits and/or equity, Inferno Pictures is a solid and reliable production partner.
Ian is the President of Inferno Pictures. He has an extensive and proven track record in the world of feature film and television finance. Prior to this endeavour he traveled the world for the National Bank of Canada where he was market manager of the TV & Motion Picture Group (Ontario & Western Canada). Ian was involved in numerous complex international co-production financing structures and has developed relationships with film financiers all over the world.
Ian has executive produced and produced numerous feature films and television productions including The Porter, Project Christmas Wish, The Secret Ingredient, Christmas at The Plaza, The Christmas Club, Cinema of Sleep, Fracture, Percy, A Dog's Journey, The Parts You Lose, How It Ends, Journey Back to Christmas, Goon, Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story and Bunks for Disney XD.
As a young child growing up in war torn Eretria, Sami always dreamed of one day working in the film and
television industry. He spent over a decade living and studying in Europe. Sami along with his family settled in Canada where he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg. Sami’s passion for making movies led him to an internship with Inferno Pictures.
Since joining Inferno Pictures on a full-time basis over a decade ago, Sami is responsible for overseeing all of Inferno’s development activities. Sami has executive produced and produced numerous feature films and television movies including Cinema of Sleep, Percy, The Parts You Lose, How It Ends, Incident in a Ghostland and most recently the upcoming TV series The Porter.