ALSO FOUNDER OF PRODUCTION COMPANY BRAVÒ.
Ivan Olita’s character could be identified as a contemporary Bruce Chatwin. Forcing himself to only dress in black and live out of a carry-on, he sees his real home not in a house but in the thousands of roads he walks. With one foot stateside in Los Angeles and the other in his native Italy, the filmmaker and creative director confidently moves between the worlds of cinema, art, and fashion by successfully consulting for top tier brands and publications while pursuing his own personal research and development as a talented documentarian trained at Werner Herzog’s Rogue film school.
The production company he founded, BRAVÒ, is spread across the globe with a team of seven creatives that deliver inescapably outstanding and thought-provoking doc-formats for both commercial and editorial purposes. He is a Vimeo Staff Pick regular and his most recent projects have been featured on Nowness, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Director’s Notes, Short Of The Week, W Magazine, Aeon, Dazed, Vogue, and The New Yorker.
CAN’T NOBODY ELSE LOVE YOU
A documentary that takes a dreamlike plunge into the freedoms, uncertainties and radical creative expressions of New York City’s youth. In Can't Nobody Else Love You, the surreal and loose-limbed non-fiction film follows 9 individuals as they wander through a layered narrative that combines vérité footage from the street of New York interspersed with vividly staged scenes that ultimately provide a sense of dislocation yet uncanny attachment. Can we be loved if we don’t love ourselves first?