Vanja is a Croatian director with a BFA in Film and Television at Savannah College of Art and Design (USA). He directed several short films: Insomniac (2002, Cannes Film Festival/ Director's Fortnight), Wayking (2003), Carver is Dead (2012, Zagreb Film Festival) and Lora Wears Black (2019, Zagreb Film Festival). Vanja is experienced in directing TV commercials for leading brands such as T-Mobile, Vodafone, as well as for international clients such as Sony Asia Pacific. He participated in Berlinale Talent Campus and Sarajevo Talent Campus. He is developing his first feature film, Blok 62 (Ekran+, Connecting Cottbus).