was born in Italy, on December 23th, 1989. He attended an art school to become a comic-book artist, but, during the studies, he decided to dedicate himself to cinema. When he was 15, he began filming short movies, as a director, editor and actor.
In 2010 he created the , a filmmakers team. His first important short film was “Like God” (2012), winner of the Best Short Film Award at The Reign of Horror Short Movie Awards 2013, followed by “The House of the Rising Sun” (2014), winner of the Silver Award at California Film Awards 2014. After several years, king UNIT released a new short film named “The Jäger Within” which won as the Best Special Effects Award at Visioni Notturne 2020.
Ivan King is a musician too. In April 2014 he created a music project named which released its first record “Frozen Limbo Zero“ in October 2015. In September 2014, Ivan King joined as bass player and video director. The Silverblack is an industrial metal band created by NeroArgento and Claudio Ravinale.
He’s also a solo artist: he released some singles between 2012 and 2017 and he also wrote and directed the videoclips of his songs “Bloodshot” (2012), “Divine” (2014) and “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” (2017); this one is a cover of the main theme song of the worldwide famous videogame Resident Evil 7. The music video was well received by fans, it almost reached 700.000 views on YouTube and it was also appreciated by Resident Evil 7 director Koshi Nakanishi and the Capcom team who developed the game franchise.
In late 2017 and 2018, Ivan King was one of the main artist performing at the One More Light Italia, the Chester Bennington Italian memorial concert. The 2018 show featured former members of Orgy and Dead By Sunrise, Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh with their band Julien-K. Ivan had the honor to perform one of his favourite songs ever with them,“Morning After” by Dead By Sunrise.
Ivan King released his new single “Without Fear” on December 15th, 2019. The whole EP “The Ballad of the Dead Man“ is available from late January 2020 everywhere. The industrial EP is produced and mastered by NeroArgento, it has two special guests: Infernalizer and Nicolas IX and the song “Without Fear” was choosen by the Californian industrial duo DK-Zero for a remix.
Ivan King directed and shot five music videos for the EP, one for each track and the videos of the tracks “Metamorphosis”, “Psychobreak” and “The End of the Line” are linked by the same storyline called “The Arc“.
Today Ivan King is living in Italy and he’s playing with his music projects, creating movies, modeling and working on other artistic projects.
(Photo by Shadowphoto, 2020)