Ian Truitner


Los Angeles, California, United States

Ian Truitner’s foray into directing combines service in the U.S. Army with theatrical stage production. Ian’s first few short films were created leveraging those amalgamated skills, resulting in numerous festivals and lead to his first feature film, CUTTING ROOM, which premiered at the Milan International Film Festival and was one of the early films on the Netflix streaming platform. His second feature, TELEIOS, premiered at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, was a multi-award winner at festivals worldwide and distributed in North America through Screen Media Films. His most recent directing work was during COVID, a PSA fundraiser for the American Nurses Association for frontline nurses, featuring Rita Wilson, Noah Wyle, Constance Wu, Parminder Nagra, Simon Helberg, Kate Flannery, Michael Nouri, Jon Huertas and Amanda Crew.

Ian is Co-Chair alternate at the Asian American Committee at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and a protégé in the 2019-2020 DGA Directors Development Initiative (DDI) for episodic television, and was one of four directors chosen for the 2019-2020 CBS Directing Program. He has an MBA from Penn State University and a BA in theatre from the University of Minnesota (cum laude).