Jon Kauffman is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have played at film festivals throughout the United States, including the Tribeca Film Festival.

 

Jon received his M.F.A. from Columbia University's Graduate Film Program and received a B.A. with honors from Occidental College in Los Angeles. In addition, Jon served as an apprentice and assistant to Darren Aronofsky for over two years and on such films as “THE WRESTLER” and “BLACK SWAN.”

 

In 2016, he was selected for I.F.P.'s Narrative Lab for his debut feature-film, “HEARTLOCK” (watch the trailer here), released theatrically and online in the U.S. on January 25, 2019, and which The Los Angeles Times called "lean, stylish and confidently crafted." The film is also being distributed internationally in select territories, including the U.K. and China.

 

Currently, Jon is at work on his second feature film, as well as a one hour dramatic T.V. series he created. The series pilot he wrote was a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Labs and was selected for I.F.P. Week's Project Forum.

 

Dedicated to telling unconventional stories set in hole-and-corner worlds, Jon's quest for authenticity and personal connections to the stories he tells has led him from the diamond mines of East Africa, to back-alley Hasidic butcher shops, to the seven-story tiers of Michigan state penitentiaries, to the wilds of the Everglades.

 

Seeing emerging interfaces like messaging, voice, A.R., and V.R. as the next narrative frontier, in 2017, Jon started freelancing as a Creative Director/Designer for A.I.-based technology firms seeking to create more in-depth, "human" characters and dialogue for their user experiences.

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Jon Kauffman is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have played at film festivals throughout the United States, including the Tribeca Film Festival.

 

Jon received his M.F.A. from Columbia University's Graduate Film Program and received a B.A. with honors from Occidental College in Los Angeles. In addition, Jon served as an apprentice and assistant to Darren Aronofsky for over two years and on such films as “THE WRESTLER” and “BLACK SWAN.”

 

In 2016, he was selected for I.F.P.'s Narrative Lab for his debut feature-film, “HEARTLOCK” (watch the trailer here), released theatrically and online in the U.S. on January 25, 2019, and which The Los Angeles Times called "lean, stylish and confidently crafted." The film is also being distributed internationally in select territories, including the U.K. and China.

 

Currently, Jon is at work on his second feature film, as well as a one hour dramatic T.V. series he created. The series pilot he wrote was a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Labs and was selected for I.F.P. Week's Project Forum.

 

Dedicated to telling unconventional stories set in hole-and-corner worlds, Jon's quest for authenticity and personal connections to the stories he tells has led him from the diamond mines of East Africa, to back-alley Hasidic butcher shops, to the seven-story tiers of Michigan state penitentiaries, to the wilds of the Everglades.

 

Seeing emerging interfaces like messaging, voice, A.R., and V.R. as the next narrative frontier, in 2017, Jon started freelancing as a Creative Director/Designer for A.I.-based technology firms seeking to create more in-depth, "human" characters and dialogue for their user experiences.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED