“Beautiful…It’s an anomaly to see a film in this genre so beautifully made” – Tom Bradby ITV Editor

 “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


Lands End to John O’Groats in a Straight Line

A 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.

Original Score – Duncan Prestbury

Official Selection, DOCUTAH Documentary Film Festival 8-12 September 2015. Utah, USA.
Winner Gold Medal for International Documentary at the 2015 World Film Awards.
Winner Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival awards. Hollywood. California.
Winner of the Best in Festival at the 2015 Llanberis Mountain Film Festival. Llanberis, N. Wales.
Winner of the Gold Award at the 2015 Documentary & Short International Movie Award. Jakarta, Indonesia.
Winner of the Peoples Choice Award at the prestigious Kendal Mountain Festival Nov. 2014.
Winner of the 2015 Sir Edmund Hillary Award for Documentary at California’s Mountain Film Festival.
Nominated for OIA ‘Contributions to Adventure Film & Photography Award’ 2015.
Shortlisted for Los Angeles Independent Film Awards March 2015.

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‘Beautiful…It’s an anomaly to see a film in this genre so beautifully made’. – Tom Bradby, ITV Editor

‘Potentially the most influential adventure film of recent years’. – myoutdoors.co.uk

‘Superb, human, this documentary is a great adventure on overcoming oneself. This is no ordinary expedition film!’ – Patrick Laurent, Vimeo On Demand viewer

‘Best outdoor film I’ve seen in ages… knocks spots off other mountain-based docs’. – Andrew White, Film Producer

‘An inspirational, moving and visually stunning film about four intrepid adventurers taking on the British Isles in its rawest form’. – OutdoorsMagic.com


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

Interview with the British Mountaineering Council

About Us

Image Impossible is a full service film production company producing TV documentaries, branded content & full-blown cinematic features.

♦ Producing/directing, location scouting.

♦ Cinematography services & location audio recording. 20 years experience using state of the art equipment.

♦ Timelapse ♦ Highspeed ♦ HD & 4K ♦ Aerial ♦ Underwater ♦ GoPro

♦ Studio, corporate and commercial filming/production experience.

♦ Remote locations specialist. Arctic wilderness ♦ Mountaineering ♦ Marine environments (Top Side) sailing and filming from RIBs.

♦ Background of filming extreme sports ♦ Adventure climbing ♦ BASE jumping ♦ Highlining ♦ Paragliding.

♦ Post production facilities FCPX ♦ Premiere Pro CC ♦ CGI ♦ colour grading & audio mixing.


“One of the most beautiful scenes from any climbing or adventure film” - Climb Magazine

Quote regarding the Northern Lights as seen from Baffin Island, taken from the film ‘The Asgard Project’.


2012 Feature Project


 A Few Early Projects


I’m an experienced public speaker, talking at venues from secondary schools to tv audiences at BAFTA, about my experiences as an adventure and wildlife cameraman & Filmmaker.


Upcoming & Recent Events

RECENT EVENT – Explorers Connect in Bristol. 7 May 6.30pm ‘As The Crow Flies’ Film showing, Talk & Q&A

RECENT EVENT – SAE Institute. 18 & 26 March Filmmaking lectures

RECENT EVENT – LookListenExperience Independent Expert with Sony. Manchester. 19 March 2015

RECENT EVENT – Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 18.00 – 19.30 SAT 21 MARCH. ShED Talk

RECENT EVENT – Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 22nd March 2015. 11:00h Tech Talks

RECENT EVENT – Llanberis Mountain Film Festival. 6-8th March 2015 As The Crow Flies

RECENT EVENT – Broadcast & Video Expo EXCEL London. 24th February 2015. Extreme Location Filming Panel

RECENT EVENT –  The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show. EXCEL London. 16:00h 15th February 2015. As The Crow Flies

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


“We loved having Ian with us at BVE 2015. His expertise were a tremendous asset to the panel. He answered questions from the audience with enthusiasm and flair and his insight was invaluable. It was a real pleasure working with him!”.  Hannah Tovey BVE
“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’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 (Independent Certified Expert) and regularly gives seminars and workshops on filmmaking.


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Freelance Adventure Cameraman & DoP

My career started in wildlife camera work, filming with the prestigious RSPB Film Unit, living with eagle in the mountains and sea cliffs of Norway.

This baptism of fire led me to being a climbing & adventure cameraman, shooting TV series such as BBC ‘Climbing Great Buildings’, BBC 4 ‘Nation on Film’, and Discovery Channel film ‘The Asgard Project’, BBC NHU, ‘Wild Britannia’, ‘Snowdon, A Year in the Wild’, ‘Mountain, with Griff Rhys Jones’, C4 ‘Hidden Talent’. BBC 1 ‘Country File’, ‘Coast’, ‘The Eagle Odyssey’, to name just a few.

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 films.

As well as freelancing, I now Produce & Direct my own feature documentaries for the big screen and TV.

Contact Ian — 07879442133 — ian@ianburton.co.uk —  CV