Ivan was born on May 20th, 1979 in Moscow. After graduating high school Kapitonov enrolled in the Moscow State University, specializing in Marketing and Advertising.
He continued his education studying Management at Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics
After that he earned a degree in Film and Television Production from the Higher Courses of the Film Writers and Directors Institute.
In 2009 Kapitonov became deputy CEO of Leopolis film company, and in 2010 started working as a producer at New Project creative association. Since then Kapitonov took part in founding and developing major Russian film distribution brands such as Drugoe Kino (Alternative Cinema), Cinema Without Frontiers, and Vintage. Currently Kapitonov teaches film production at the Moscow-based school Svobodnoye Kino (Unchained Cinema). In 2019 he partnered with Svyatoslav Podgaevsky and opened a Horror Workshop course at the Industry School of Film and Television.
Иван Капитонов дебютировал в качестве режиссера-постановщика фильма «Ледяной демон», вышедшего в прокат 28 октября 2021 года.
|Ледяной Демон (2021)||автор сценария, режиссер|
|Пищеблок (2021)||creative producer|
|Dark Spell (2020)||producer, writer|
|The Widow (2020)||producer, writer|
|Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest (2020)||producer, writer|
|The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead (2018)||producer, writer|
|Temporary Difficulties (2018)||co-writer|
|Paranormal Drive (2016)||producer|
|Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite (2015)||creative producer|
|The Watchers (2015)||producer, writer|