JON KAUFFMAN IS AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, WHOSE SHORT FILMS HAVE PLAYED AT FILM FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING AT THE 2011 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. IN 2016, HE WAS ONE OF TEN FILMMAKERS SELECTED FOR IFP’S NARRATIVE FILMMAKER LAB FOR HIS FEATURE-FILM DEBUT, “HEARTLOCK,” WHICH WAS JUST SOLD FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION. ITS U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE IS SET FOR JANUARY 2019.

 

JON IS CURRENTLY WRITING HIS FOLLOW-UP FEATURE-FILM, WHILE ALSO DEVELOPING “THE NATION,” A ONE-HOUR DRAMATIC TV SERIES WHICH WAS A 2018 SUNDANCE EPISODIC LAB FINALIST, SLAMDANCE SCREENWRITING COMPETITION QUARTER-FINALIST, AND A FEATURED SERIES AT IFP WEEK 2017.

 

JON RECEIVED HIS M.F.A. FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S GRADUATE FILM PROGRAM AND RECEIVED AN A.B. WITH HONORS FROM OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE IN LOS ANGELES. IN ADDITION, JON APPRENTICED WITH, AND ASSISTED, DARREN ARONOFSKY FOR TWO YEARS, WORKING ALONGSIDE HIM ON “THE WRESTLER” AND “BLACK SWAN.”

 

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 TECH AS THE NEXT NARRATIVE FRONTIER, JON BEGAN CONSULTING TO TECHNOLOGY FIRMS IN 2017, BRINGING HIS STORYTELLING ABILITIES TO AI AND EMERGING INTERFACES, SUCH AS MESSAGING, VOICE, VIRTUAL REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

JON KAUFFMAN IS AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, WHOSE SHORT FILMS HAVE PLAYED AT FILM FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING AT THE 2011 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. IN 2016, HE WAS ONE OF TEN FILMMAKERS SELECTED FOR IFP’S NARRATIVE FILMMAKER LAB FOR HIS FEATURE-FILM DEBUT, “HEARTLOCK,” WHICH WAS JUST SOLD FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION. ITS U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE IS SET FOR JANUARY 2019.

 

JON IS CURRENTLY WRITING HIS FOLLOW-UP FEATURE-FILM, WHILE ALSO DEVELOPING “THE NATION,” A ONE-HOUR DRAMATIC TV SERIES WHICH WAS A 2018 SUNDANCE EPISODIC LAB FINALIST, SLAMDANCE SCREENWRITING COMPETITION QUARTER-FINALIST, AND A FEATURED SERIES AT IFP WEEK 2017.

 

JON RECEIVED HIS M.F.A. FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S GRADUATE FILM PROGRAM AND RECEIVED AN A.B. WITH HONORS FROM OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE IN LOS ANGELES. IN ADDITION, JON APPRENTICED WITH, AND ASSISTED, DARREN ARONOFSKY FOR TWO YEARS, WORKING ALONGSIDE HIM ON “THE WRESTLER” AND “BLACK SWAN.”

 

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 TECH AS THE NEXT NARRATIVE FRONTIER, JON BEGAN CONSULTING TO TECHNOLOGY FIRMS IN 2017, BRINGING HIS STORYTELLING ABILITIES TO AI AND EMERGING INTERFACES, SUCH AS MESSAGING, VOICE, VIRTUAL REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED