Chloé Kaufmann is a French-American film director and screenwriter. Born in Paris, France to a French father and an American mother, she has a unique international perspective that she brings to her work. She studied film at the University of California, Los Angeles and has since worked on a variety of projects including feature films, short films, television, documentaries, and commercials.
Kaufmann’s feature film directorial debut, “The Hero” (2014), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won several awards including the prestigious Audience Award at the Cinéma du Réel Festival in Paris. The film follows the story of a young woman struggling to make her mark in a competitive film industry. Kaufmann’s thoughtful and nuanced direction garnered critical acclaim and established her as an up-and-coming director.
Kaufmann is also known for her work on the romantic drama, “Lovers” (2016). The film, which was shot on location in Paris and Los Angeles, follows the story of a young couple struggling with life’s realities. Kaufmann’s direction and subtle visual storytelling earned the film a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Kaufmann’s most recent feature film “The American Dream” (2018) is a powerful drama about a couple struggling to make ends meet in the ever-changing American economy. The film was selected for the SXSW Film Festival and was praised for its honest and nuanced portrayal of the modern working-class experience.
Kaufmann’s work has been showcased at numerous film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Tribeca, and SXSW. She has also written and directed several short films including “The Wait” (2013) and “The Gift” (2015). Additionally, Kaufmann has written and directed several television and commercial projects.
Kaufmann’s work is acclaimed for its thoughtful direction and visual storytelling. She has a unique ability to capture both the beauty and the tragedy of the human experience. She has established herself as a highly-regarded director within the industry and is sure to continue making her mark in the years to come.