Ivan Madeira

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   Filipino/Goan Indian
  • Experience Level:   Mid-Career
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted
  • Union:   DGC
  • Interested In:   Directing Film/Digital for Hire and Directing Music Videos/Commercials
  • Recent Credits:   Diggers - Executive Producer (2023), Pattern - Writer, Director, Producr (2022), Lifelike (2019) - Producer, Child In Their Eyes (2016) - Writer, Director
  • Favourite Movies:   Max and Mary, Before Sunrise, Donnie Darko, Pleasantville, Elephant Man, La Haine, The Truman Show, House Party, Back to the Future
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Sopranos, Succession, Catastrophe, I May Destroy You, The Bear, Peep Show, Only Fools and Horses, Atlanta, Ramy
  • Pitch a Project:   In the tranquil Indigenous Mountainous area of the Philippines, a struggling Canadian musician and a rising pop star find harmony in love and music, creating a melody that could save their careers and their hearts.
  • Authorized to work in the USA?:   No
  • Contact Information:   gigs@ivanmadeira.com
  • Link:   https://www.ivanmadeira.com/
  • Link 2:   https://www.hentucky.com/


Recently hailed by the Toronto Star as part of the Reelworld festival “the next big names of tomorrow” Ivan Madeira’s debut feature PATTERN (2022) has played at the Reelworld Film Festival where he won Outstanding Feature Film Producer and won best feature at The Roxbury International Film Festival (2023). He also was selected by Telefilm Canada as an attendee for Producers Without Boarders at the European Film Market at Berlinale 2023. The film played at the Montreal International Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival and British Urban Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Feature.

Ivan has been working as an independent filmmaker since 2009, with his debut dramatic short film GROW UP (2011). Mental Health charity CALM officially supported the film, which led it to be featured at BUFF, Cannes Short Film Corner, and on UK television (BBC iPlayer, Together TV). He went on to direct several other shorts and documentaries featuring in festivals and distributed on Apple TV and Bohemian Euphoria as well as music video campaigns for charities including VSO and Ricefield Collective.


Currently working as an Executive Producer and/or Co-Producer on a Feature Documentary, Narrative Feature, and short film.

Also working on my second feature as a Director and looking for a Producer to help bring investors/financing to move the project to greenlight. I’m aiming to build a longer-term relationship with this person(s) and will work alongside side a creative producer team.