Actor, writer and producer Ivan Botha is well known for his work in the box- office hits Pad na jou Hart and Vir Altyd. Pad na jou Hart was crowned as Film of the Year 2014 and Ivan also won the Tempo award for Actor of the Year for his lead roles in both these movies at the 2014 and 2016 Tempo Awards. Together with Donnalee Roberts, Ivan is responsible for co-writing, co-producing and marketing of these films.
Ivan is the co-owner of the production house 17 FILMS that specialises in the development, production and marketing of quality, value-based films. 17 FILMS was also responsible for the marketing of the successful film, Ballade vir ’n Enkeling.
After almost ten years in the film industry, Ivan is ready to make his debut as director in 2018. He directed the new adventure film, Stroomop, that will be released in August 2018.
Ivan received his national diploma in Drama from the Technical University of Tshwane where he specialised in directing and scriptwriting. Since then he’s appeared in well-known television series, including 7de Laan, Villa Rosa and Getroud met Rugby. His film credits include Hond se Dinges, Superhelde, Roepman, Verraaiers, Bakgat 1, 2 and 3, Pad na jou Hart and Vir Altyd. Ivan’s passion was born on stage where he had roles in Dis Ek, Anna (2006), Hel op Hemel and Aarde (2011), Ben, Babsie and Familie (2013) and Beurtkrag (2016/2017).