Ian Harnarine was born in Toronto to Trinidadian parents. He studied physics at York University and the University of Illinois. He has an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film School where he now teaches along with the Physics Department.
As a location sound mixer, Harnarine has mixed "God of Love" (Academy Award), "The Fly Room", "Stuck Between Stations" and numerous award winning short films, features, documentaries, special events and commercials.
Harnarine's directorial work includes Sesame Street which garnered him an Emmy Award nomination, TEDMED and a groundbreaking 360 music video for the Headstones. His short film "Doubles With Slight Pepper" (Executive Produced by Spike Lee), won the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Academy Award.
Harnarine is a member of the National Board of Review, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the American Physical Society and a Certified AVID Instructor.
Harnarine is co-writing "Time Traveler" with Spike Lee, an adaptation of David Chariandy’s novel "Soucouyant" and a feature adaptation of "Doubles With Slight Pepper". He was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film and profiled in the New York Times.
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MFA Film, New York University
MS Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago
BSc. Physics and Astronomy, York University