As President of Production for Unified Pictures, Ben Ruffman’s responsibilities include project analysis, acquisitions, film financing corporate capitalization, and film production. His experience raising tens of millions of dollars for a variety of independent films gives him a unique perspective on the film market and a keen awareness of the financing climate.
As a native of Brighton, England – where he graduated from Brighton College of Technology – Ruffman began his career in 1997 working with commercials clients like video game titan Sega. Following stints at the BBC, ESPN (in Costa Rica), and Columbia Pictures (U.K.), he moved to Los Angeles and joined Unified in the spring of 2005, quickly becoming a minority partner. Furthermore, Ruffman was promoted to partner overseeing the finance and production on Unified’s current slate of films which include Single Shot, Trust Me, Rudderless, and The Driftless Area.
Ruffman served as an Executive Producer on Unified’s features The Driftless Area, Single Shot, Janie Jones, XII, Bob Funk,and is currently Exec Producing Unified’s first animated feature, Noah’s Ark.
Current Filmography can be found here