Favorite Beverage: Ketel Martini up, olives
Favorite Bar: Westbank Café (New York City)
GAYLEN ROSS has produced, directed and written award-winning documentary films that have received national and international broadcast and exhibition. Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, broadcast in England on the BBC, and has enjoyed an unprecedented theatrical release in the US. It was named by the LA Times as one of the best documentary films of 2010. She produced and wrote the Emmy Award winning Blood Money: Switzerland’s Nazi Gold a feature-length documentary on the Swiss Banks and the Holocaust accounts, premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, and broadcast on A&E Television. Her films have covered such diverse subjects as cabaret and Broadway Theater star Laurie Beechman Listen to My Heart; bank fraud, gambling in America, and Russian mail-order brides. Her documentary on diamond dealers Dealers Among Dealers which aired on PBS’ P.O.V is considered the only inside look into this very cloistered world. DEALERS was awarded a Gold Plaque from the Chicago Film Festival, and named “Best of Fest” in the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Her newest film is the story of theatrical actress Caris Corfman’s return to stage after brain trauma and losing her short-term memory in Caris’ Peace.