Filmmaker: Ross Kauffman
Synopsis: Tigers are the subject of myths and folktales, poetry and art. Half a century ago, in the jungles of India, a young forest officer rallied the world to save tigers from extinction. Today, the creed is carried on in Far East Russia by the guardians of the last Siberian tigers, who risk everything to save the species. Directed by Academy®-Award winning filmmaker Ross Kauffman (“Born into Brothels,”) and produced by Oscar® winner Fisher Stevens (“The Cove”), TIGERLAND is the story about our relationship with one of the world’s most revered creatures.
About The Filmmaker
Ross Kauffman is the Academy Award winning Director, Producer and Cinematographer of Born Into Brothels, winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. His film E-TEAM (with Co-Director Katy Chevigny), a documentary about the high-stakes work of four human rights investigator, was awarded the 2014 Sundance Cinematography award. He served as Executive Producer on the documentary feature In a Dream, which was short-listed for the 2009 Academy Awards, and Consulting Producer on the Academy Award nominated Postergirl. Other projects in development include; Wait For Me, a short documentary chronicling the story of a mother’s spiritual and emotional search for her son who went missing twenty-seven years ago; and Boy Boy Girl Girl; a comedic narrative feature film about a gay couple trying to adopt a newborn baby from a drug-addicted pregnant woman and her abusive, criminal girlfriend. Ross is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Fictionless, a media company specializing in documentary film and branded content.