Skeez Video is are notes about videos about books about videos about books by Ian Daffern, aka the SKZA.
"Clips that jumped out at me for one reason or another can be found here. Many of the, are book related; some are inspiration for their content; some for their style. Some are just weird. That's how I like it."-The SKZA
Ian Daffern is a writer, producer and director based in Toronto, and he hopes you like this stuff. Check out his portfolio at www.iandaffern.ca
Ian Daffern is a writer, producer and director who lives in Toronto with a love of arts & culture and a passion for great storytelling. His work has uncovered Canada’s punk-rock poets, cartoonists; video-game visionaries, living dead and more.
Ian began his career in multimedia production while working at Book Television: The Channel as the news producer for the cutting-edge Canlit round-up The Word News hosted by Daniel Richler. In 2004 he wrote, directed and hosted an hour-long documentary about James Joyce that aired on Bravo called Bloom is a Cod! The Bloomsday Centenary. The Globe and Mail called it “splendid and lively,” “one outstanding party” and “pure pleasure”.
Since then he has created programs for television, web and interactive installations. This included a role as associate producer on the 2005-2006 Gemini-nominated-season of the current affairs program 360 Vision on Vision TV, featuring the documentary ‘Mystery in Muskoka’; as well as the factual series Plastic Makes Perfect for Breakthrough Films and Television.
From 2007—2008 he was a creative-story producer at the Royal Ontario Museum. While there he wrote and produced a series of biographies about the history of the museum for its Interactive Donor Wall. He went on to develop write and direct a 13 part HD documentary video and interactive installation about Canadian mining called the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame for the ROM’s Earth Sciences Gallery.
Now as an independent producer through his companies idfactory and Vepo Studios, Ian is currently busy writing and directing commercials, documentaries and original web productions for clients such as TVOntario, Random House and Open Book:Toronto.
Featured work includes “How Ink is Made” an award winning production for Vaughn, Ontario’s The Printing Ink Company, which was featured by Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Guardian UK, and viewed by half a million people worldwide. Current productions include “Made in Toronto” a six-part documentary series written and produced for the Toronto Standard about artists, craftsmen, and makers of things.
With an eclectic range of experience in mediums from documentary to feature writing and a passion for great storytelling, Ian Daffern is constantly on the hunt for that next unshakeable hook.