About Ivan Jurado
Ivan Jurado desperately wants a hobby.
Like really, really, reallllllllllllly wants a hobby.
Something, literally anything, to take his mind off work, allowing him to switch off and disconnect from his job. But he always, without fail, finds himself drawn right back to his first and foremost love for image making.
This deep, endless love for the moving image can be felt through Ivan’s easy, joyous films. His work is contemporary and dynamic, matching a rich cinematic style with a natural, playful warmth. Ivan is a master at making the physicality of his subjects an extension of the film’s narrative, bringing to life every individual character’s innate charm, confidence or irresistible swagger.
Ivan studied advertising and graphic design but already knew his passion lay with image making. After graduating he worked as an advertising photographer for many years, eventually realizing his true calling was for directing. This background in advertising gives Ivan a uniquely holistic and collaborative approach. Every time he starts a new project he strives to visualize it from various points of view: as a consumer, as a client and of course as a director. This empathy and his innate enthusiasm is a powerful source for the crew and cast on every Ivan Jurado set. In turn making his films a visually stimulating, positively delightful viewing experience.
Flower arranging? Needle work? Wood carving?
Competitive duck herding? (Look it up.)
Nah, Ivan’s gonna stick to filmmaking. His passion, his hobby, his everything.