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Ivy Agregan, Director
Ivy Agregan is a renowned visual effects producer and director who is best known for her extraordinary collaborations with visionary director Alejandro Iñárritu. In the world of visual effects, Agregan is highly-regarded for her cutting-edge, visceral creative, as well as her ability to balance technical and business demands to drive groundbreaking results. A director on the rise, Agregan has an array of projects set to debut in the coming year.
As the visual effects producer for Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant, Agregan pushed boundaries of cinema by orchestrating elaborate CGI sequences including the infamous bear attack scene. The film marks the second time Agregan collaborated with Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki— following her work on the 2014 Academy Award®-winning comedy-drama, Birdman. Her artistry can be seen throughout the film in lead actor Michael Keaton’s vivid flight sequences amidst the New York City skyline.
Currently, Agregan is in production on an AMC’s Dietland, written and executive produce by Marti Noxon. With Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl), Agregan is a co-executive producer on Hulu’s upcoming original series Citizen. The supernatural comedy brings a fresh look to the hero origin story— blending elements of magical realism and dark vigilantism against the backdrop of a paranormal Los Angeles. Combining her keen eye for visual effects, Agregan plays an instrumental role in creating a powerful world where the city emerges a character of its own. The show hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content as part of the two companies’ first-look deal.
On the directing front, Agregan directed her first short film produced by Anonymous Content and is in pre-production to direct a short film for Refinery 29 and TNT.
Agregan’s past credits include: Last Days in the Desert directed by award-winning director Rodrigo Garcia and starred Ewan McGregor, Wakefield, starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner with Robin Swicord directing, the thriller drama White House Down featuring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, Knight and Day starring Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the 2011 New Regency/Fox 3D feature The Darkest Hour and Snakes on a Plane.
Evolving her craft with leading creatives in the industry, Agregan’s transition into directing is a natural extension of the art and technique that has distinguished her work to date. As a first-generation American growing up in Los Angeles, Agregan understands the importance of empowering young Latinas to pursue careers in entertainment and break societal norms. Back to Top