Ian Masters is a freelance story liner, scriptwriter and script editor most recently for One Fine Day Films/ Ginger Ink (Kenya), Oxfam (Palestinian Territories) and BBC Media Action in Nigeria, Cambodia, Bangladesh and South Sudan. Prior to this, he worked with new writers in Africa and Asia to develop short films from through his NGO ScriptNet. He has taught at the Kampala Film School, at the Africa Digital Media Institute in Nairobi and run script labs through Rithy Panhs Bophana Centre in Cambodia. He has a Masters Degree in script writing from Bournemouth University. His first feature film as writer and producer, The Last Reel premiered at the Tokyo Film Festival 2014 where it won The Spirit of Asia Award and was Cambodia's official submission to the Academy Awards. He won best screenplay at the 57th Asia Pacific Film Awards.