About

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Horus (Brennan Hall) in Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s River of Fundament

Blake Ashman-Kipervaser is a New York based film and television producer, and production manager.

He recently co-produced River of Fundament, artist Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler’s nearly six-hour long magnum opus. Its cast includes Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ellen Burstyn, and Elaine Stritch. The Hollywood Reporter called it “a beast of a film” and “six hours of jaw-dropping cinematic art.” The Guardian wrote “the film stands as a brilliantly rendered, giddily self-referential satire of contemporary American culture.

Prior to that, he produced Starlet, directed by Sean Baker, which received the Robert Altman Award for best ensemble cast, and was nominated for the John Casavetes Award for best film produced for under $500,000 at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in 2013.  Manohla Dargis of the New York Times called it “a thrillingly, unexpectedly good American movie about love and a moral awakening.”  The film  was released by Music Box Films domestically and has received distribution in numerous countries abroad.

Other projects Ashman-Kipervaser has produced include the Oscar-shortlisted doc The Lottery, directed by Madeleine Sackler; a pair of short adaptations of Italo Calvino folktales: The Ogre’s Feathers, and The Man Who Only Came Out at Night, directed by Michael Almereyda; Los Angeles Film Festival winner and Spirit Award nominee Prince of Broadway, directed by Sean Baker; and the IFC original series Greg the Bunny.

Currently he has several projects in development and just wrapped production on Boyd Holbrook’s directorial debut Peacock Killer, starring Shea Whigham.