Producing with Ross Kauffman - Formerly SURPRISE GUEST! (DCTV & Shooting People Master Class)
DCTV & Shooting People are proud to present a one-on-one conversation with Ross Kauffman, the director, producer, cinematographer, and co-editor of Born Into Brothels (2005 Academy Award Winner Best Documentary). Join us for an intimate discussion about the fine points of producing a successful independent documentary film, using Brothels as a guide. From concept development to raising funds, from international production to final delivery, Ross will show us what it takes to create a critically acclaimed and commercially successful film in the real world. Learn the secrets behind the success of Brothels, and gain valuable insight and tips for your next project. Dont miss this rare opportunity to meet and discuss the craft of documentary with an Oscar-winning filmmaker.
About Ross Kauffman:
Ross Kauffman has been working professionally in documentary film since 1992. As an editor in 1994, he began a longstanding working relationship with Emmy Award winning producer and editor Sam Pollard, editing diverse projects such as Hookers of the Point, one of the highest rated America Undercover documentaries in HBO's history; Going Places with Al Roker for WNET/THIRTEEN; as well as the award winning series City Arts/City Life for PBS. In 2001, Kauffman teamed up with award winning photojournalist Zana Briski to form Red Light Films, the production company where they produced Born into Brothels.
Kauffman is currently working on Project Kashmir, a documentary that takes viewers into the war-zone of Kashmir and examines the conflict from an emotional and social point of view.
About Born Into Brothels:
A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as prostitutes. The filmmakers give each of the children a camera and they learn to look at the world with new eyes. The film has received over 40 awards, including National Board of Review Best Documentary 2004, LA Film Critics Best Documentary 2004, the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award in 2004, and the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film broadcast nationally on HBO, and is currently available on DVD.
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