Ian McFadyen

Ian has a huge amount of VFX industry experience – having worked as an animator, compositor and on-set supervisor – and he joined us in 2019 as an Agent on short form.

Ian has built many successful VFX teams, and in the late 2000’s he was recruited by the Indian film industry to help expand the burgeoning Bollywood visual effects industry, and he won a prodigious FilmFare award in the process (the Indian equivalent of an Oscar)!

After working on numerous Indian movies, Ian returned to the UK in 2012 and was hired by the newly formed Freelance division of Searchlight Recruitment – our sister company – where utilising his eye for creative talent, he built up an impressive pool of motion graphics designers and editors.

At the end of 2019, Searchlight’s freelance division and Blueberry Creatives successfully combined and Ian joined our existing team – expanding the creative talent range to our clients, and also opening up a new set of clients to our talent pool in the process.

Outside of creative recruitment, Ian can be found scouring antique markets sourcing exquisite vintage gems.  And to keep fit, he can be spotted whizzing through the back streets of London trying not to fall off his ancient Bianchi !