Ivan Madeo was born in Switzerland. After having studied psychology and film critics and having been very successful in leading advertising agencies in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, he started working as a director and film producer. For both his advertising and movie productions he has won more than 70 awards. Since 2008 he has been leading the two production companies Contrast Film in Berne and Zurich. Together with his partner Urs Frey, Ivan realizes feature films and creative documentaries for cinema and television. Since 2012, he is a member of the Swiss Filmproducers’ Associations SFP.