Ivan Barge

Ivan Barge is a director that enjoys connecting emotion with an audience. With humour or pathos. He has a strong handle on performance and visual aesthetics.  


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 world’s biggest Audience Award for short films: The Prix Du Public at Clermont-Ferrand International Festival.  It also won Best Short at the 2017 New Zealand Film Awards. 

SHOTS New Directors section also featured Barge’s first short film ’Snooze Time’. 

He has produced over 70 music videos and dozens of TVC’s in New Zealand and Australia for local and international markets.

“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  - Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival. 

Ivan is currently in post production on his third short film "Blue Smoke". It's sure to be another festival hit!