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Ivanna Benesova is a professional Czech movie director, producer and executive producer. She is not afraid of unconventional topics and her work is distinctive, controversial and often shocking.

Originally she studied economics at Mendel´s Agricultural and Forestry University in Brno and has a Bachelor´s Degree. Later she transferred to The Movie Academy of Miloslav Ondricek in Pisek. Her first short movie, which was made in collaboration with students of The Film School at Zlin, won a prize for best director at The Kryspin Film Festival in 2007.

Her most successful school project was a documentary titled “How Porno Movies are Made”, which was screened nationwide in many art cinemas and clubs. Its English version was screened in some foreign festivals, as well.

In her first year of school, Ivanna was hired as a director for the biggest commercial Czech TV Broadcast company Nova. Over the next two and a half years she devoted herself to sports promos and short documentary movies. She focused on sport games such as NHL and NBA.

During that time, she continued to work on her other private projects. After two years of hard work, her mockumentary Abused, was released. The story follows a young man, who as a child, was sexually abused by his own mother. He killed his mother years later and was sent to prison. This remarkable mockumentary comes to a surprising reveal as the hero of the film dies, as a child, at the hands of his drunken mother. It was released nationwide for six months, by a distribution company founded by Ivanna specifically for this movie. It also found its way into some documentary festivals in the USA.

In the Spring of 2012, Ivanna and her director of photography founded the production company Orange Production. It focuses on producing commercials, music slips and TV shows. One of the outstanding works is a music video for the song “Alternativa” by David Kraus, which was made completely in 3D, one of the first of its kinds in The Czech republic. Other works include music clips “Syria” by Samer Issa, punk bands ZakazanY Ovoce, punk band ATD.

In the 2014, she shot two TV Shows, which were screened on TV Harmonie Channel on the Czech network. One of them, TV show “Drsny Stylista” attracted much public attention and was one of the most controversial TV shows of the year in the country. This show was based on changing the image of people, using an expert who was a charismatic stylist, hairdresser and make-up artist all rolled into one. He showed no compromise and spoke really strongly to each of these people.

The second show was called Chci Tvuj Dzob and was about unusual jobs.

During her career, Ivanna has also shot about 50 commercials and edited more than 500 TV promotions for a sport games.

As well as her work as a filmmaker, she has hosted a movie show on Radio Spin.

She has also contributed as a journalist and photographer to a wide range of magazines and editorials.

Even today, Ivanna is still a strong supporter in the fight against child abuse and cruelty.

Abused trailer

Documentary movie, 2011, english subtitules
Produced and directed by Ivanna Benesova

Documentary Showreel

2011
Produced and directed by Ivanna Benesova

Abused

Documentary movie, 2011, english subtitules
Producedand directed by Ivanna Benesova

Australian Dream – ep. George

TV documentary, 2015
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Australian Dream – ep. Viktor

TV documentary, 2015
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Australian Dream – ep. Jaroslav

TV documentary, 2015
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Samer Issa: Syria

2013
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

David Kraus: Alternativa

2012
Produced and directed by Ivanna Benesova

ATD: Nase Zeny

2013
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Samer Issa: No Matter

2013
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

ZakazanY Ovoce: Groupie

2013
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Santini

2014
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

YourFirm

2013
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Raspberry

2013
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Apokalypsa – Making Of

2011
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Tea Tree Oil

2014
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Raspberry

2012
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Apokalypsa

2011
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Silena Trojka – ep. 8

TV show, 2015
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Drsny Stylista

TV Show, 2014
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Silena Trojka – ep. 1

TV show, 2012
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

Chci Tvuj Dzob – intro

TV Show, Intro, 2014
Directed by Ivanna Benesova

CSFD commercial

2012

Best Of…

Commercial, 2014

ERSTRONG

Commercial, 2014

Eroticon

Commercial, 2014

Videls to?!

Intro, 2014

Protektorat: odboj a kolaborace

Intro, 2014

Car Connection

Commercial, 2014

Chci Tvuj Dzob – intro

TV Show, Intro, 2014

Drsny Stylista

Intro, 2014

ERSTRONG

Commercial, 2014

Showlife

Intro, 2014

Prague

Intro, 2014

Matrix „style“

Intro, 2012

Jak prodat zenu?
How to sell a woman?

Short school movie, 2010
Written and directed by Ivanna Benesova

Okno
Window

Short school movie, 2010
Written and directed by Ivanna Benesova

Filmography:

2011 Abused /76min, movie; screenplay, director, producer/

2010 Window /TV movie; screenplay, director/

2009 Mushrooms /25 min., TV movie; screenplay, director/

2009 The visit /5 min., student movie; screenplay, director/

2008 How to sell a woman? /5min., student movie; screenplay, director/

2008 Creamfields 2008 /30min., documentary; screenplay, director, producer/

2007 Conflict /10min., short movie; screenplay, director, producer/

2007 Luck of little Elis /10min., short movie; screenplay, director, producer/

Music videos:

2013 ZakazanY ovoce, Groupie

2013 Samer Issa, Syria

2013 ATD, Nase zeny

2013 Samer Issa, No Matter

2012 David Kraus, Alternativa

2011 Lakeside X, Last day of the Word

TV Shows:

2014 Drsny Stylista / TV reality show about fashion; screenplay, director, producer

2014 Chci tvuj Dzob / TV show based on trying unusual jobs; screenplay, director, producer

Commercials:

2014 Santini / advertisement for a parfume; screenplay, director, producer

2014 Tea Tree Oil / advertisement; screenplay, director, producer

2014 Best of… / advertisement for a magazine; screenplay, director, producer

2014 ERSTRONG /advertisement for a medical drugs; screenplay, director, producer

2014 Car Connection / advertisement; screenplay, director, producer

2014 K2L / advertisement; screenplay, director, producer

2013 Yourfirm attorney’s /commercial; director, screenplay/

2012 CSFD /commercial for the webportal www.csfd.cz, screened in CineStar cinemas, director/

2012 Raspberry /web commercial for raspberry cider; director/

2012 Musical festivities Poděbrady /commercial; director/

2012 Broadway On Ice /commercial for a musical festival; director/

2012 Protectorate: resistence and collaboration /commercial and educational dvd about the 2. World War, made as a request of Ministry of Education, youth and sports; director/

2011 Apokalypsa All Star Game /music party spot; screenplan, director/

2011 Telefonica O2 ICT services /commercial; director/

Ivanna Benesova was working with a high number of prestigious Czech companies. Besides her main work in the film industry, she is also a photographer, editorial writer and radio hostess.


TV and movie production





Radio





Journalism







Contact details

BC. Ivanna Benesova

The Czech rep.: +420 774 855 114

Australia: +61 434 120 603

Ivanna.benesova@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/ivanna.benesova

www.orangeproduction.cz

www.ivannabenesova.cz





Jak prodat zenu?
How to sell a woman?

Short school movie, 2010
Written and directed by Ivanna Benesova

Okno
Window

Short school movie, 2010
Written and directed by Ivanna Benesova

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