JON KAUFFMAN IS AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, WHOSE SHORT FILMS HAVE PLAYED AT FILM FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING 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 AS WRITER/DIRECTOR, "HEARTLOCK," WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION. IN ADDITION, THE TV SERIES JON IS DEVELOPING, ENTITLED "THE NATION," WILL BE FEATURED AT IFP'S 2017 FILM WEEK.

 

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.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

JON KAUFFMAN IS AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, WHOSE SHORT FILMS HAVE PLAYED AT FILM FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING 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 AS WRITER/DIRECTOR, "HEARTLOCK," WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION. IN ADDITION, THE TV SERIES JON IS DEVELOPING, ENTITLED "THE NATION," WILL BE FEATURED AT IFP'S 2017 FILM WEEK.

 

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.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED