Blake Ashman-Kipervaser is a New York based film producer, and production manager. He produced STARLET, directed by Sean Baker, which received the Robert Altman Award, and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award, at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in 2013. More recently he co-produced RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, directed by visionary artist Matthew Barney (The Cremaster Cycle), a nearly six-hour long operatic film adapted from Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings. The cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Ellen Burstyn, and Elaine Stritch.
Ashman-Kipervaser produced the feature documentary THE LOTTERY, directed by Madeleine Sackler, which was shortlisted for a Best Documentary Oscar in 2011. He associate produced LEE DANIELS PRESENTS’ PRINCE OF BROADWAY, directed by Sean Baker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival, and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Other notable projects include the IFC series GREG THE BUNNY, and feature documentary 2012: TIME FOR CHANGE, which he co-produced; and short films THE OGRE’S FEATHERS and THE MAN WHO CAME OUT ONLY AT NIGHT, directed by Michael Almereyda, which screened at Rome International Film Festival and New York Film Festival, respectively.
Current projects include the feature documentary, CANARY IN A COAL MINE, directed by Jennifer Brea, and the short film, PEACOCK KILLER, directed by Boyd Holbrook and starring Shea Whigham.
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