Ivan Cordoba is an award-winning visual artist and filmmaker based in New York City. Some of his works have been screened at art centers and international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, and also featured in art books and specialized media such as Adweek. He’s worked for top global brands including Mercedes-Benz, Converse, Ports 1961 and L’Oréal Paris, and collaborated with such artists as world-class photographer Christopher Makos.
His work as a filmmaker is conformed by a considerable trajectory shooting and cutting ‘vérité-style’ commercials and documentary material from many different conditions and environments around the world in places such as Burundi (Africa), Macau (China), Dominican Republic, Spain and the USA. He’s worked in a corporate environment creating video projects for brands and companies, combining them with artsy films. Not wanting to get pigeonholed into one genre, he easily navigates diverse terrains by trusting his craft and instinct, bringing the heart of the work to light.
Ivan came to filmmaking with a multifaceted creative background and an eagerness to tell a story. Dedicated to excellence in all aspects of his work, he has always pursued to broaden the world of visual storytelling by creating a unique visual experience that draws the audience in, giving them something to remember. Ivan’s specialties include directing documentary features, short narrative films, commercials and branded content video.
Music by Warner Music Director of Photography
The Future Smartphone
Video by Google Play Director
One Gaze, Two Realities
Film (short) by LAD Director of Photography
Christopher Makos, Altered Images
Film (short) by Makostudio Director
The Naked Truth About Fairies
Film (short) by Drake Creative Director
Christopher Makos, The Cabinet of Kong
Documentary by Makostudio Director
Are You Ready Boots
Video by Blimey Boots Director
Parisienne per L’Oréal Paris
Video by L'Oreal Paris Director
Documentary by Ivan Cordoba Director and Producer
The Bedtime Beatbox
Music by Lullatone Director
Film (short) by Ivan Cordoba Director
'The Naked Truth About Fairies', a romantic comedy short film is accepted into the 2015 St Tropez International Film Festival Official Selection and nominated for 4 awards: - Best Short Film - Jury Award - Best Lead Actress - Best Supporting Actress
Documentary “One Gaze, Two Realities”, screened at La Biennale di Venezia.
Parisienne per L’Oréal Paris, project featured on Adweek Talent Gallery. NYC, 2013.
These Days, short film elected Short of the Month by PRAGDA, a film distribution company created to promote, disseminate, and maintain the legacy of Spanish and Latin American cinema. NYC, 2012.
These Days, short film published on WeMadeThis.Es book edited by IndexBook and published by the Embassy of Spain in Washington. NYC, 2012.
The Bedtime Beatbox, music video for Lullatone published on Year Zero book by OFFF and Indexbook. Barcelona, 2011.
Best Design Exhibit, international award given by Mercedes-Benz and Wallpaper magazine for The Soul, a video installation made for Mercedes GLK Design Competition. Stuttgart, Germany 2008.
IED Barcelona, Spain
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA