Winning over 40 awards, Ivan’s short film ‘Madam Black’ has cleaned up on the world festival circuit. It screened at over 150 festivals and won the worlds biggest Audience Award for short film: The Prix Du Public at Clermont-Ferrand International Festival. It also won Best Short at the 2017 New Zealand Film Awards.
“Definitely the festival hit of the year. Ivan’s wonderful story probably reached out to a wider audience on the festival circuit than a number of features in theatres this year” – Laurent Crouzeix, director of the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival.
SHOTS New Directors section also featured Barge’s first short film ’Snooze Time’.
“Ivan is already very much part of the Film Construction family, having worked as a producer on many projects. We figured it was time we shouted about that other thing he does so well – directing. He has an amazing gift for story telling with empathy and sharp wit. Ivan will produce some incredible commercial work”, says Film Construction Executive Producer Belinda Bradley.
Barge has produced over 70 music videos and dozens of TVC’s in New Zealand and Australia for local and international markets. Ivan is a director that enjoys connecting emotion with an audience. With humour or pathos. He has a strong handle on performance and visual aesthetics.
Film Construction has offices in Sydney, Auckland and Singapore.