Ivan Weiss is a filmmaker and partner in Rock Fish Stew (rockfishstew.org), a documentary nonprofit in Durham, North Carolina. Current projects include the Big Ears music festival in Knoxville, TN, and the New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell. Weiss recently served as the filmmaker on the Bull City Summer project (bullcitysummer.org), documenting a season with Durham's AAA baseball team. His feature-length film, "Leaving Traces," was on exhibit at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh during the summer of 2014.
In May 2014, Weiss completed an MA in Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. His focus was on documentaries and photography. Previously, he worked as a journalist covering the oil industry in Russia, before completing an MA in screenwriting from the London Film School.
Despite his Russian-sounding name, Weiss in fact grew up in the Midwest.