Ivan is based in Montreal and speaks an almost indecent number of languages. Ivan Grbovic was born in Montreal to Serbian parents. After a Masters in Cinematography at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles he started his career on music videos and commercials as DOP but always had his eye on directing.
He first made the jump into direction with three short films that were so well received on the festival circuit it was only a matter of days until the advertising industry caught the Ivan bug.
Ivan’s commercial work is known for his epic narratives and epic visuals.
Ivan combines this talent with spot-on comic timing and mouth watering VFX to create a crescendo of emotions which hit the mark fulfilling the client's communication needs and the demands of an increasingly educated and critical audience.
Ivan’s balances his advertising projects with feature films and spend most of 2020 in production for “Drunken Birds” which premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and has been selected for the 94th Academy Awards 2022.