Jovan Bačvanski was born in Novi Sad, Serbia on February 17, 2000. Three months after birth, he and his family moved to Montenegro as missionaries, because his father became the Pastor of the Protestant Evangelical Church „Christ Gospel“ in Podgorica. There he finished both Elementary and High School and later enrolled at the University of Donja Gorica, to study film. He became part of the first generation of a new film and media study program on that University. During his studies he made several short films that were screened at many international festivals, such as "My Life Is a Miracle", "Breakfast" and "The Compass".