Ivan is based in Montreal and speaks an almost indecent number of languages. Ivan Grbovic was born in Canada, as a son of Serbian parents.
He got his master's degree in cinematography from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He started his career as a director of photography in music videos and commercials, but he always wanted to direct. His first steps in the right direction were three short films that were so well received at festivals that the advertising industry quickly fell in love with Ivan. 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 balances his advertising projects with feature films and spends 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.