RONALD KRAUSS (Writer, Producer and Director) is a filmmaker
on the rise. He
recently wrote, produced and directed Amexica, an unforgettable story set in the
human trafficking, starring AnnaLynne McCord and Joseph Ferrante. Krauss worked
with several anti-human trafficking organizations to create an accurate, honest
portrayal and raise
awareness in the fight against this global issue. Since its debut in 2010,
Amexica has played to
audiences worldwide as an official selection in more than 20 film festivals,
with several "Best of
Fest" awards under its belt.
Previously, Krauss wrote and produced the short film Saving Angelo (2007),
Bacon; the feature Alien Hunter (2003), with James Spader; and Rave (2000), his
first feature film.
Rave received critical acclaim and earned "Best Picture" and "Audience Choice"
awards at several
major film festivals.
For television, Krauss wrote, produced and directed "Chicken Soup for the
Soul" (1999), a
series based on the bestselling books. This distinguished drama starred Martin
Sheen, Julie Hagerty,
Ed Asner, Charles Durning and many other notable actors. It aired for two
seasons on the
NBC/PAX Television Network.
After getting his degree in architecture and design, Krauss moved to Los
Angeles to pursue
filmmaking. His first serious brush with Hollywood was meeting Roger Corman and
being hired to
work in the art department of Corman's legendary Venice Beach studios. For two
worked his way through each department of the Corman studios to learn every
Krauss went on to direct countless music video and commercial productions but
Puppies for Sale (1998), his first short film, which drew critical and
international acclaim. The film,
starring Academy Award-winner Jack Lemmon, won "Best Short Film" at more than
festivals worldwide, including Giffoni Film Festival, Berlin International,
Aspen Film Festival, Palm Springs and the Heartland Film Festival. Puppies also
received the honor
of being exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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