Documentary Film Maker

Ian Hakanson has made two videos for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

These were both used for the purposes of recruiting top Honours and PhD students to carry out their studies while conducting medical research in our labs.

It was a pleasure to work with Ian who has a passion for science communication. He was very professional at all times during filming and engaged with the talent on just the right level.

We were also pleased with the finished product and the way Ian edited the videos. Our briefing about the way we wanted the Perkins to be portrayed was perfectly executed.

I would not hesitate to recommend Ian as a film maker for any organisation, particularly those in the scientific field.

Carolyn Monaghan

Communications Manager
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research


 Alzheimer's Australia WA has used the excellent video production and direction services  of Ian Hakanson on one of our major new service initiatives in 2014/2015. His great skill and experience coupled with his level and  creative head has made our project a massive success. Without his resourcefulness and ideas  we would not have achieved all we did. We recommend his services unreservedly.

Sam Lynch

Communications Manager
Alzheimer's Australia WA


Volunteering WA has used Ian Hakanson as our photographer and videographer over several years and he is the perfect fit for us. 

Ian makes sure he understands the brief and takes great pride in ensuring he meets all expectations.  In our case he always exceeds expectations not only due to his professionalism but also because of his creative and empathetic approach to the subject matter. 

Ian's briefs for Volunteering WA have ranged from capturing the fun of events and celebrations, taking formal photographs for the annual WA Volunteer of the Year Awards and portraying with empathy and dignity the activities and guests attending our Homeless Connect event. 

Ian is highly recommended.


During my tenure as the CEO of the International Skills and Training Institute in Health, we had the great fortune to engage the services of Ian Hakanson to develop and built a new web based platform, a project we had been asked to undertake in partnership with our State government’s Department of Health.

Through Ian’s management of the project, he was able to guide us through the complexities of design, assist with the coordination of input from different stakeholders which allowed ISTIH to deliver a world-class platform that today continues to attracts members from not only Australia but also globally.

As a not for profit institute, Ian was very giving of this time and experience and became a valued member of our team     

Dermot Patterson

Former CEO of International Skills & Training Institute for Health (ISTIH)