Lands End to John O’Groats in a Straight Line

Kendal Mountain Festival 2014 Peoples Choice Winner

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“Against unreasonable odds and all expert advice somebody filmed the whole bloody thing! No reshoots, no studio shots and then he went and made it into an award winning film!” – Dave Mycroft. Myoutdoors.co.uk

Read about Beeline Britain and As The Crow Flies in the new article in Sidetracked Magazine 

Interview with the British Mountaineering Council. The BMC

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As The Crow Flies is a new cinematic documentary following a team of 4 as they set a new record for a Lands End to John O’Groats expedition & smash 2 UK endurance kayak records in the process.


Upcoming & Recent Events

UPCOMING EVENT - Broadcast & Video Expo EXCEL. London. 24th February 2015 Extreme Locations Filming Panel

UPCOMING EVENT - Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 22nd March 2015 11:00h Industry Hangout

RECENT EVENT –  As The Crow Flies & Talk  in London. 28th November 2014

RECENT EVENT – As The Crow Flies Kendal Mountain Festival 20-23rd Nov. 2014

RECENT EVENT –  Production & Post forum  – 6th Nov. 2014 Natures storytellers Panel

RECENT EVENT - As The Crow Flies. Buxton Adventure Festival. October 11th 2014

RECENT EVENT - Sony Presentation at Summer in the City Sat 9 & Sun 10 August 2014

RECENT TALK – Kendal Mountain ‘On The Edge’ Festival. Saturday 26th July 14.30

RECENT TALK - Kendal Mountain Festival. Saturday 16th Nov 2013 – 14.30

RECENT TALK – Isle of Islay High school – Charity Dinner Talk, 27th April 2013


“The panel was particularly engaging and highly insightful, and I know it was thoroughly enjoyed”. Naziath Mantoo Production & Post forum @BAFTA
‘s As The Crow Flies – One to watch at Kendal 2014″ - MyOutdoors.co.uk
“Inspiring talk by Ian Burton just now at Kendal Mountain Festival. Showing it’s not impossible after all!” - Eden Lighthouse
“A Great & inspiring talk” - Tim Haskel, Calumet
“AWESOME, Ian’s enthusiasm is infectious” - Robin Ashcroft, Kendal Mountain Festival
“Ian’s talk was exactly what the event needed”  - Dale Lovell, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
“If any one can, Ian Burton can” – Ann-Marie Hiscox, Sony Pro Europe

I’m an experienced public speaker, talking everywhere from secondary schools to tv audiences at BAFTA. I have been part of panels on stage to my own speaking tour talking about my experiences as an adventure and wildlife cameraman.

‘How To Win A Losing Battle is packed with stories of filming a number of hit BBC series and feature documentaries including, ‘The Asgard Project’, Driven to Despair’, As The Crow Flies’, ‘Climbing Great Buildings’ & a host of other series and films Including C4 ‘Hidden Talent’ BBC Natural History Unit ‘Snowdonia, A Year in the Wild’

Now filming, producing and directing my own feature Documentaries including ‘As The Crow Flies’ & ‘Driven to Despair’, I have some amazing stories of hardship and triumph over tragedy to inspire all audiences.

I’ve been giving talks and Lectures throughout my career, passing on experiences as a remote locations cameraman with amazing stills, film clips and stories. I have guest lectured at Universities, collages, as well as film festivals and schools, I’m also a Sony ICE (Independant Certified Expert) and regularly gives seminars and workshops on film making and 3D craft and technique.



For a week in December 2013, I borrowed a Sony F5 and 4K recorder from Sony Pro Europe. In less than ideal conditions we went out and filmed 4 disciplines.

Kayaking – Daniel J. Fylan-Smith
Downhill Mountain biking – Kris Gilyeat (& Nick Wright)
Riding – Vicki Smith (& Chloe Oakland)
Paragliding. – Dean Crosby (activeedge.co.uk & Robin Lund)

Landrover – bespokecars.co.uk
Location Support – Simon Gee
Music : We Are All Astronauts – Once [Mango Alley]
FULL TRACK HERE soundcloud.com/weareallastronauts/once


I’m featured in this BBC working at heights film


I have been a freelancer in the TV and film industry for over 17 years mainly providing my skills in adventure sports, rope access and mountaineering, I’ve filmed programs such as BBC 2 ‘The Natural World’, BBC 1 ‘Mountain’ with ‘Grif Rhys Jones, BBC 2 ‘Climbing Great Buildings’ series (in which he was also a contributor), C4 ‘Hidden Talent’, ‘Wild Britannia’,  BBC 4 ‘Nation on Film‘ (also a contributor), BBC 1 ‘Country File’, BBC 2 ‘Spring Watch’ & BBC 2 ‘The Eagle Odyssey’.  In this time I’ve won several awards, including BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the BFI in Soho, 2007 & numerous BEST IN FESTIVALS for a whole range of independent adventure feature documentaries.

Contact Ian on    –    07879442133     –    ian@ianburton.co.uk     –     CV



“Ian is a highly accomplished filmmaker, able to capture landscapes with a child-like incredulity that invites the viewer to experience his films with as much fresh-eyed wonder as those in the action, completely free of cliche.” - Vertebrate Publishing