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Blake Ashman-Kipervaser is a New York based film producer. He produced STARLET, directed by Sean Baker, which received the Robert Altman Award and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. More recently he was a producer on RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, directed by visionary artist Matthew Barney (The Cremaster Cycle), a film/opera loosely based on Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings, which runs nearly six hours in length, and whose cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, and Ellen Burstyn. It will premiere in February 2014 at BAM.
Ashman-Kipervaser produced the documentary THE LOTTERY, directed by Madeleine Sackler (Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus), which was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2010. He associate produced LEE DANIELS PRESENTS’ PRINCE OF BROADWAY, directed by Sean Baker, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit and Gotham Award, and won Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at Los Angeles Film Festival in 2009.
Other projects include co-producing the IFC series GREG THE BUNNY and the feature documentary 2012: TIME FOR CHANGE, which features David Lynch, Sting, and Ellen Page. He has produced two short films for director Michael Almereyda (Hamlet, Nadja), THE OGRE’S FEATHERS, and THE MAN WHO CAME OUT ONLY AT NIGHT. He recently line produced LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN, directed by actor/director Frank Whaley (Joe the King) which stars Leighton Meester, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Debra Messing.
His films have screened at festivals including SXSW Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, and BFI London Film Festival.
In addition to his work on films, Ashman-Kipervaser has produced, production managed, and post supervised numerous commercial projects. He has also supervised distribution and marketing for several theatrical releases.
He lives in Sunnyside, Queens with his wife and two daughters.