JON KAUFFMAN IS AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, WHOSE SHORT FILMS HAVE PLAYED AT FILM FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING AT THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL.

 

IN 2016, HE WAS ONE OF TEN FILMMAKERS SELECTED FOR IFP’S NARRATIVE FILMMAKER LAB FOR HIS FEATURE-FILM DEBUT, “HEARTLOCK,” 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 WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED INTERNATIONALLY IN SELECT TERRITORIES.

 

CURRENTLY, JON IS 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 AS A CREATIVE DIRECTOR 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 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL.

 

IN 2016, HE WAS ONE OF TEN FILMMAKERS SELECTED FOR IFP’S NARRATIVE FILMMAKER LAB FOR HIS FEATURE-FILM DEBUT, “HEARTLOCK,” 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 WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED INTERNATIONALLY IN SELECT TERRITORIES.

 

CURRENTLY, JON IS 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 AS A CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN 2017, BRINGING HIS STORYTELLING ABILITIES TO AI AND EMERGING INTERFACES, SUCH AS MESSAGING, VOICE, VIRTUAL REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY.

 

 

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED