I am an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. I write, direct, shoot and edit a variety of projects including, narrative, documentary, music videos, commercials, etc. I have worked with brands/companies such as Pepsi, ATO Records, Museum of Contemporary Art. I recently completed my first feature film, Aldo, which premiered at The San Francisco Film Festival and played at various other festivals across the country. It was most recently nominated for best feature of 2014 by NewFilmmakers LA. Most recently, I completed a 2 year tenure as Lead Editor for Jesse Ventura Off The Grid on Ora tv and RT America.
Name: Ross Kolton
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Filmmaker, Motion Graphic Design, Post-Production Supervisor, Producer, Screenwriter, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer and Videographer
Off the Grid with Jesse Ventura
Television (Talk-Show) Editor/Motion GFX Off The Grid presents USA's favorite everyman. Jesse Ventura, at his best. Not one to shy away from controversy, the former Governor of Minnesota, wrestler, actor and Navy SEAL offers his electrifying insight into the nation's most pressing problems. No suits, no censors nor red tape. Just Jesse Ventura as we like him: bold, brazen, and bare knuckled. Written by Ben Monie
Pepsi: Beats of the Beautiful Game
Commercial Co-Director/Editor/Director of Photography A short film commissioned by Pepsi for the 2014 World Cup.
The Belle Brigade "Ashes" (Music Video)
Video by ATO Records (Music) Co-Director/Editor/Director of Photography A music video for the band The Belle Brigade for their song "Ashes" This video premiered on Entertainment Weekly.
Film by Ross Kolton (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Director/Writer/Editor/Director of Photography Aldo is an independent hair stylist living in Echo Park, who, after placing a do or die bet on a basketball playoff series, finds himself in deep trouble with an underground loan shark.
Gogol Bordello "Lost Innocent World" (Music Video))
Video by ATO Records/Museum Contemporary Art LA (Music) Co-Director/Editor/Director of Photography A music video commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles for the band, Gogol Bordello
Bury Him Here
(Short and Western) Director In a post-apocalyptic world, a gang of survivors must get a stolen treasure to the coast before a mysterious tracker catches up to them.
(Short and Comedy) Director Kim and Craig were perfectly awful for each other, but that doesn't stop them from giving it one last shot several months after the embarrassing night that caused their breakup.
(Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Misanthropic confidence man Truman Gains makes up a rare, deadly disease to gain the sympathy of gorgeous, but withdrawn, Aimee Maryon.
New Filmmakers LA Best Feature of 2014 Nomination "Aldo"