Ivan Bird

Ivan Bird

Director at Rattling Stick
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
Ivan started work as a stills photographer before moving into film as a DOP. He soon made a name for himself as one of the UK’s most sought after cinematographers, as the DOP of choice for a who’s who of top commercials directors – among them Jonathan Glazer, Daniel Kleinman, Frank Budgen, Chris Palmer, Dante Ariola and Daniel Barber.Ivan moved into directing with a spot for Sony and within a year he’d picked up a D&AD and has never looked back. He has since directed more than 60 films for brands such as Sky, Canon, Nike, Mercedes, BMW, HSBC, American Airlines, BA, Shell, Smirnoff and Hovis amongst others, bringing him awards and acclaim along the way. And if not enough, Ivan found time to light the Oscar and Bafta nominated feature film ‘Sexy Beast’, raise some kids and hold down a Chelsea season ticket.More recently, Ivan has produced an award winning body of work for Sky in support of their Sports, newly launched F1 and Movies channels. Ivan still lights all his films and through his body of work has built a reputation for post production expertise, natural performances and beautiful cinematography. By the end of 2011, Ivan was ranked No5 in Campaign’s Top 10 Directors list. 

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