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About
Unified Pictures

Perfect unification of art and commerce

WHO WE ARE

Unified Pictures is a Los Angeles-based production company that develops, finances, and produces independent motion pictures including live-action and animated films.

Founded in 2004 by Keith Kjarval and Kurt Rauer, Unified has produced over twenty feature-length films and has rapidly become a dynamic force in the motion picture industry. Titles include David Lynch's Inland Empire, A Single Shot, Trust Me, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, The Driftless Area, Vincent N Roxxy, and William H. Macy's directorial debut and Sundance closing film, Rudderless, along with his latest film The Layover.

Recent films

Most recently, Unified premiered What They Had at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Elizabeth Chomko, the film stars Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, and Robert Forster. Unified is currently in post-production on Jeremy Ungar's millennium thriller Ride (starring Bella Thorne and Jessie T. Usher) and S. Craig Zahler's crime-drama Dragged Across Concrete (starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn).

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Animation

The animation division is in production on The Ark and the Aardvark, which tells the story of Noah's Ark from the perspective of the animals. The film is being directed by Academy Award nominee John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda, Shrek) and executive produced by Cecil Kramer (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit). Miles Teller is Gilbert the Aardvark and has recently been joined by comedy A-listers Aubrey Plaza, Jenny Slate, Craig Robinson, Rob Riggle, and Stephen Merchant in the animated feature.

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Our Team

Unified Pictures operates as an independent film production and distribution company dedicated to the development, financing, production and distribution of top-tier filmed entertainment. With several cutting-edge and artistically innovative films, Unified Pictures has established an impressive presence in a wide variety of film genres.

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Producer Keith Kjarval founded Unified Pictures, along with Kurt Rauer, in 2005 and immediately formed a studio that develops, produces, and finances independent features. View More
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Keith Kjarval
Founder/Producer
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As one of the co-founders of Unified Pictures, Kurt Rauer offers a wealth of experience and expertise in many aspects of film production. View More
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Kurt Rauer
Founder/Producer
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As President of Production for Unified Pictures, Ben Ruffman's responsibilities include project analysis, acquisitions, film financing corporate capitalization, and film production. View More
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Ben Ruffman
President/Production
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Lois has experience in capital budgeting, strategic planning, and financial analysis on both feature films and television. View More
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Lois Ungar
Chief Financial officer
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Steve assists in building an appealing library of motion picture films that can objectively appeal to the community’s understandable changes in tastes and at the same time embracing the importance of value. View More
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STEVE GOLDSTEIN
President - Business Development
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For over twenty years Larry has been a consultant to major motion picture studios and the entertainment industry as a whole. View More
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Larry Olmstead
Senior VP - Business Development
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As a Producer with Unified Pictures, Kemp has helped raise over 20 million dollars for various projects. View More
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Kenneth Kemp
VP - Business Development
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Paul Ruffman has arranged funding for over $100 million dollars of investment capital in the Film, Energy, Technology, and Precious Metal industries, along with company startups. View More
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Paul Ruffman
Senior VP - Business Development
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Nurturing his passion for film making super 8 movies during his childhood, Tim Montijo brings Unified Pictures its most diversified artist and certainly one of the most productive. View More
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TIM MONTIJO
Co-Founder
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Producer Tyler Jackson joined Unified Pictures in 2012 and has served as co-producer on recent Unified films "Rudderless", "The Driftless Area", "Vincent N Roxxy" and "The Layover". View More
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Tyler Jackson
President of Development and Production
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Clapham spearheads all creative design for Unified’s marketing and packaging needs for upcoming films, web design, posters, and film review. View More
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SHAUN CLAPHAM
Information Technology | Marketing