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Adult Filmography  

As a young boy in the Soviet Union I spent most of my time sculpting and drawing. I came to United States with my parents on March 6, 1979. After a five month journey through Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Italy the trip was over. With little language skills my parents spent the next year at night school preparing themselves for a new life and a new beginning. I spent those nights sitting in the classes honing my art skills. These skills later would help in winning scholarship awards in High School and College.

As an aspiring cartoonist I applied and was accepted to the highly prestigious Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, CA. Even though the acceptance was a high accomplishment, I decided on a local Commercial Art School, Watterson College. At Watterson my interest for moving visual story telling developed through experiences in TV production courses. The next two years were spent at a Junior College (Los Angeles Valley College) studying Film Theory and History. In 1993, I was accepted to the highly acclaimed Brooks Institute of Photography. On campus I quickly built a reputation as a positive and hard worker. During my stay at Brooks I produced three shorts and won many Awards, such as the Eastman Kodak Film Award, Motion Picture Departmental Award, and the highest achievement of the President's Award ... being the 51st winner in the school's 50 years of existence. Our class project "As Luck Would Have It" won the 1997 Cine Golden Eagle award. Along with personal projects and accolades I also managed to work on almost 60 projects from student shorts to professional features... this was all in just 42 months. The contacts I made while at school paid off with quick film work and TV production.

EDUCATION / MAINSTREAM FILMOGRAPHY / AWARDS

I have worked in the film and television industry since 1995 with positions ranging from grip to director which include over 100 projects such as mainstream features, shorts, commercials, TV Shows, etc.

In 1997 I joined up with two aspiring filmmakers, to creative the highly acclaimed and award winning horror short "Y2K: Shut Down Detected". This film brought critical success including high praise from the horror maestro John Landis. We followed that up with another joint venture, this time a psychological action thriller feature, "The New Chapter". The past ten years I have produced and/or directed 15 projects with recent projects in post production, both being documentaries, "48" about an inner city High School football team and "Angel for Hire" an amazing look into a hardcore wrestler's life. Currently we are working on a horror comedy series entited, Roadside Killer.

In August of 2003 I was approached by Kevin K. and Tom Byron of Evolution Erotica about joining their team. It was an opportunity of a lifetime I couldn't resist. Since then I have directed numerous movies for them under the "Ivan" monikor. As well as directing a few movies under anonymity. While at Evolution Erotica and Extreme Associates, I created "Ivan's Erections" and a Horror Porn Spoof series "Ivan's Slut-O-Rama presents". Making such Award winning projects as Texas Asshole Massacre and Dawn of the Head. Since then I have built a reputation as one of the hardest working and original gonzo directors in the field (winning the Fox Magazine 2009 Award for "Hardest Working Director in Porn.") Currently I am working on a Mainstream Horror Comedy series called Roadside Killer. This led to critical acclaim and interest from a few companies. Along the way penning an Award winning blog. I eventually moved on to Anabolic Digital where I have been directing since early 2007. Currently I am heavily involved in the companies production as the head director. For more information check out the movies section for trailers and other fun stuff.

With every project I try to incorporate professionalism as well as camera/editing techniques
I have learned in my 15 years of filmmaking.

On set I make sure that we always have a respectful and creative environment as well as now well recognized "IamIVAN" staple in quality of work, reputation and persona. Since my entrance into Adult I have been taking pictures of girls holding my vast collection of Super-8 cameras which has caught the eye of many adult and mainstream journalists. Sparking a heavily talked about filmmakers community about my "Girls with Cameras" galleries. Concluding with a Cover Story by a Filmmaking publication, Small Format Magazine. Currently I am working on an two Internet Reality Shows entitled, "Best XXX week Ever" and "Porn Valley 91311" which follows my life from personal to porn sets to anything mainstream I do.

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