I’m Ian Ravenscroft, a writer, producer, and filmmaker based in Birmingham, UK.

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I’m Ian Ravenscroft, a writer, producer, and filmmaker. I’m a hands-on creative who devises, shoots, and edits shortform video for social platforms.

By day I work at BBC Three in Birmingham producing shortform series for our engaged youth audience. Previous work includes everything from animated series and virtual reality documentaries.

I’m also a screenwriter and producer with a background in short film and animation, making award-winning festival short films and animated series pilots with Dice Productions on original commissions from Channel 4, Nickelodeon, UK Film Council and corporate clients.

Before that I was a member of the BBC Digital Guerrillas content innovation team where I developed and produced innovative digital content across the BBC.

I have previously held positions as a digital producer, social media producer, digital project manager, and journalist, working mainly in arts and media.

I’m a member of the BFI Network X BAFTA Crew scheme and I was selected for the Cofilmic Comedy Lab with Creative England.

Email me: ianjravenscroft@gmail.com
Follow me on Twitter: @Ravonski

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Awards, Credits & Press


London Short Film Festival – Best Comedy Short
London Comedy Film Festival – Discovery Award
Best Story – Multivision
BBC Taster Awards – Editor’s Choice
Animated Exeter – Independent Talent Award
Krok International Animation Festival – Best First Professional Film
Anibar International Animation Festival – Public Award
Limelight Awards – Best Animation
Moonrise Film Festival – Best International Short Film
Moonrise Film Festival Audience Choice Best Animation
British Animation Awards – Best Short Film Nominee
British Animation Awards – Public Choice Nominee
RTS Royal Television Society Midlands – Best Drama/Fictional Programme Nominee
Broadcast Digital Awards – Best Programme Support Nominee
BBC Production Awards – Team Award for Innovation Nominee
Shooting People – Short of the Month Nominee
Vimeo – Staff Pick All Consuming Love (Man in a Cat)
Vimeo – Staff Pick Don’t Fear Death
Vimeo – Staff Pick Gregory is a Dancer
Vimeo – Staff Pick DuckManBoy


Comics Read Comments (in production) – BBC Three
My Mental Health In VR – BBC Three
Perfect – BBC Three
Talking Balls – BBC Three
Snapchat Takeover Animations – BBC Three
Life on the Line – BBC Three
Hugh and the Ivory War campaign – BBC One
Mates vs Monsters – BBC Taster
Football Literally – BBC Three
BBC Shakespeare Live – BBC Shakespeare
Jim’s Celeb Blender – BBC Three/BBC Taster
Thirteen – #FindTheGirl – BBC Three
BBC Three launch idents – BBC Three
Odd Taste – BBC Taster
Ramadan in a Day – BBC Taster/BBC Asian Network
Croissant – Dice Productions
DuckManBoy – Nickelodeon
Undead Pets – Factory
Gregory is a Dancer – Channel 4
Don’t Fear Death – Channel 4
Anna & Katy – Channel 4
Lady Mail Man – Dice Productions
All Consuming Love (Man in a Cat) – UK Film Council/Screen WM
Newsjack – BBC Radio 4 Extra
Computer Science – BBC Bitesize
Arsenal Squad Spot – Citröen
How To… – First Light Films
Take a PITstop – Dice Productions
Lessons From Baghdad – Dice Productions

Selected Press

Inside BBC Three’s transmedia campaign ahead of the Thirteen premiere
How #findthegirl engaged the BBC Three audience
Sight & Sound – 9th London Short Film Festival: Nine of the best
Skwigly Magazine – DuckManBoy interview
The Guardian – Political Tweets of the Year 2015
Buzzfeed – 42 Genius Tweets of 2015
Rik Mayall: GuardianTelegraphMetroHuffington Post
The Metro, The PokeShortlist
British Comedy Guide’s Top 12 Online Comedy Films of 2013
Cartoon Brew Feature
British Comedy Guide Feature
Director’s Notes Feature
Who’s Laughing Now interview
Birmingham Post interview
Mouth London interview
Louis interviewed by Skwigly.co.uk
Original tester trailer featured on Lineboil.com
Interview with Skwigly
CSFTA awards pick
British Comedy Guide’s Top 12 Online Comedy Films of 2013
Bar Shorts interview