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Ivan Gostev

Producer, Production Manager, Director

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsVideographer - Curator - Cinematographer


  • Adobe Indesign
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Affect Effects
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Production
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Web Design

Work history


Part-time Teacher of Classics

St Dunstan's Educational Foundation

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I teach Latin, Ancient History and Classical Civilisation to A level standard two days a week. I co-run the local film club, introducing students to the basics of practical filmmaking.


Producer - Film

REC Studios

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I manage media projects from conception to completion. I work with clients, manage financing and oversee production of web, video and film projects. This includes budgeting, team recruitment, casting direction and directing on the set. Between 2018-2017 I produced and directed 2 award winning TV commercials and a TV pilot. On website projects I negotiate with clients, formulate briefs and work closely with the design management team, from prototyping to audience testing to completion. Recent clients include Gazprom Mosenergo, Sony Music, TedEd, Plena Group and St Dunstan’s Educational Foundation




Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was a self-shooting videographer and video consultant. I used XF305 and DSLRs to shoot video content, mostly guerilla-style promos, teasers and interviews for the Youtube channel. I produced and directed ‘A Little History of Crime’, an internet ad which won best commercial in BELIFF Film Festival 2017.


Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I worked on SEO, managed online presence, monitored web traffic and developed social media campaigns. Learned web marketing tools, such as Google Analytics, Hotjar and MailChimp.


Project Manager Business Development

The Piatigorsky Foundation

Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was employed by the AMP Foundation to create a digital archive of Alexander Piatigorsky’s works and make it accessible to an English-speaking audience. I assembled and digitalised materials and worked on the creation of the archive website.


PR Assistant


Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Internship
  • I was an intern in the digital marketing team; my work involved social media development (Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakt) and SEO management. I learned the ins and outs of marketing an e-commerce company using social media.



MA Cinematography

Met Film School

Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA Cinematography: practical filmmaking, production, editing in the context of today’s media landscape. I learned the core craft areas ranging from stills, 35mm and location shooting to exercises with Green Screen and VFX shooting.


BA and MA Classics

University of Cambridge

Feb 2011 - Jul 2014
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • ii.i BA Hons Classics; Areas of study: Philosophy, Literature, History, Linguistics; Dissertation: Heidegger and the history of being: from pre-Socratics to Socrates.


A-level; GCSE

St Lawrence College

Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
  • Ramsgate, United Kingdom
  • A-levels: French (A*), History (A*), Russian (A*), Latin (A*) Maths (A)



Best Commercial


  • I produced and directed a TV ad which won the best commercial prize at BELIFF London Film Festival