Jovan was born in Serbia, grew up in California and Kansas, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. He is drawn to storytelling as a means to use heightened visual, auditory and textural experiences to explore the human experience and promote connectivity through empathy. Jovan’s work recognizes the extraordinary in the ordinary, broadening our ideas of beauty and our understanding of what it means to be human.

Jovan is a graduate of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and studied Camera and Directing at Columbia College, Chicago. He has directed numerous commercials for a wide range of clients and large agencies, and has received several awards and prizes for his short and documentary films.  He is a serious photographer, makes music videos and plays music with his band. His first feature film “The Belgrade Phantom” was voted best Serbian film of 2009.