- LOS ANGELES
Director Ante Kovac has joined Lord Danger, a creative production studio at the intersection of entertainment and advertising. Kovac, a Toronto-based visual storyteller and writer, comes aboard the Lord Danger roster with a body of work which includes short form content and commercials for Honda, Dove, KFC, 3M, and BGON, in which storytelling and authentic performances meet a streak of humor.
With BGON’s Junkman, Kovac blended the ridiculous and bittersweet to the notion of being physically overwhelmed by unwanted things. The short branded film was named to The One Show shortlist in 2019 for Film in two categories: Film Under 100K and Branded Entertainment Long Form Video.
“Ante blew us away from the start with his BGON short, Junkman. I saw his work and thought, ah, this is what everyone is trying to do,” said Lord Danger founder/EP Josh Shadid. “He captures naturalism in a high level, cinematic way. Then once we got to know him we saw how enthusiastic, thoughtful, experienced, and hard-working he is--it shows in every spot on his reel.”
Kovac’s entre into directing was sparked by simultaneous exposure to film at university and the Toronto International Film Festival. A former musician who had turned his attention to the craft of music production, this cinematic introduction became an obsession as Kovac consumed massive quantities of film--a staple of his cultural diet to this day. His directing career began in the creative playground of music videos; he then applied his passion for short form narratives as a commercial director, first with UK production company Therapy, and recently with the Canadian production company Animals. Lord Danger becomes the first company to represent Kovac in the U.S.
In addition to short form projects via Lord Danger, Kovac will direct his first feature film, an '80s homage thriller, Coming Soon, in 2020.