I grew up on the streets of New York City to immigrant parents.
When they envisioned a new life, in a new world, no one told them it would be easy. They never told me it was easy. I've always been an observer and I think that's translated in the way I tell stories...with genuine care and regard for my subjects. My life has been transformed by grace and truth.
ivan barra films started in the summer of 2010.
This company started as a risk...selling my car to participate in a hands on film making workshop.
With no experience. Whatsoever.
I'm glad to say I've learned much and continue to hone my craft.
Michelle Gross, Global Director, Channel Marketing & Communications, Emerson Electric, Co.
"I have hired Ivan for 2 video projects in the last year. One was an executive retirement video for InSinkErator profiling 3 long time executives. The video was huge success and received rave reviews by all. The second was a recruitment video for a Catholic elementary school. Ivan is extremely thorough, easy to work with and very creative. His attention to detail and creativity put him a step above many of the other videographers I have worked with in the past. On top of his video and editing skills what really sets Ivan apart is his high integrity. I would highly recommend him for any project."
Lee Sucharda, President and CEO, Design North
"We hired Ivan to do our 50th anniversary video and not only did he listen and prepare a video that was spot on, he also did it with minimal direction and at a great value. Ivan is a real pleasure to work with, I highly recommend him."
Jonathan Waclawski, Advisor and Counsel at Republican National Committee
"One of the most integral parts of running a campaign of any sort is messaging and appearance. We approached Ivan with a concept and he put it work. Ivan's professional and dedicated nature proved exactly what we needed, as he was able to put together a high quality launch video for our candidate, Reince Priebus, for RNC Chairman.Ivan's work encapsulated the nature and personality of Reince. Ivan is a pleasure to work with. Under tight time restrictions and needing a fast turnaround, Ivan put in long hours and made himself readily available. Overall, he did a fabulous job producing and editing a great campaign video. I would strongly recommend his services. Thank you."
Lora Dow, Vice President at Donor By Design Group LLC
"Ivan created a great video for my client's capital campaign. From filming to editing to technical help on the back-end, Ivan was consistently helpful, creative and paid attention to the details. I would definitely hire him again."