Festival Year: 2019

Ross Kauffman

Roles: Director

Ross Kauffman is the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker of the documentary BORN INTO BROTHELS. The film was shown the world over and received a multitude of awards, including the 2005 Emmy Award for Best Documentary, National Board of Review Best Documentary and the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. In 2014, Ross (with Katy Chevigny) directed E-TEAM, a Netflix Original documentary about four intrepid human rights investigators. The film debuted at The Sundance Film Festival and garnered Kauffman the Best Cinematography Award for a Documentary Feature. Along with documentary features, Kauffman produces branded content and short films. FIRE WITH FIRE is a 3-minute short about an oncology unit at the University of Pennsylvania as they attempt to develop a cure for leukemia using a disabled form of the HIV virus. The film went viral collecting over 20 million hits and has helped raise millions of dollars for cancer research. Ross recently completed his first scripted short film. BOY BOY GIRL GIRL, starring Katie Homes, is a dark comedy about a gay couple trying to adopt from a pregnant meth addict and her abusive girlfriend. In 2009, he served as Executive Producer on the documentary feature IN A DREAM, short- listed for the Academy Awards and nominated for an Emmy. Ross co-founded and serves as Creative Director of Fictionless, a media company based in New York City.

Festival Year: 2019



(US, 2019, 91min)