About

Ivan Weiss is a documentarian and photographer. He currently serves as a partner at the Durham, NC-based documentary production company Rock Fish Stew. Weiss was part of the Bull City Summer team and has a feature-length documentary on exhibit at CAM Raleigh through August 31, 2014. Recently, Weiss directed The Education of Ida Owens, chronicling the life of the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. from Duke University, which premiered at the Nasher Art Museum in May 2014. In May 2014, he completed an MA in visual communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, for which he received a Roy H. Park fellowship. In 2008, Weiss received an MA from the London Film School in the screenwriting program. He worked as a producer at Film@11 Media in New York, working on the films Haiti: Where Did the Money Go? and The Zeroes: The Decade Wall Street Went Insane. Previously, he received a Fulbright grant to explore life in post-Soviet Russia, after which he worked as a journalist covering the oil industry in Moscow. As an undergraduate at Haverford College, he double majored in English and Russian. Despite his Russian-sounding name, he grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana.