Ross directed the award winning feature documentary film Skid Row starring Pras Michel from the Grammy winning band The Fugees – a dark and eye opening insight into the life of the 10,000 plus homeless on the streets of Los Angeles every night, the film went on to be screened at the Obama confirming Democratic Conference in 2008 and secure a theatrical release in the US and featuring on Netflix as one of their early outlier documentaries.
Ross’ feature debut Desiree adapted from the acclaimed mind bending thriller Dermaphoria by Craig Clevenger and starring Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) , and Walton Goggins (The Hateful 8, Vice Principals ) opened the East End Film Festival in 2014. Described by Screen International as “A freewheelingly moody, mysterious and often hallucinogenic film that mixes film noir with psychological drama” it was released internationally in 2015.
Ross wrote and directed the short film Some Place Safe starring Mark Strong (Kingsman) which premiered at the London Film Festival. In 2010 Ross’s documentary In Spite of All the Danger about Sam Taylor-Wood and the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, screened on UK broadcaster Channel 4 and garnered great reviews.
He is also working on an original screenplay with Jay Parini (The Last Station) and Andy Paterson (Girl with Pearl Earring) about legendary Argentinian writer and surrealist Borges and his time in Scotland in the 1970s entitled Borges and Me.
Ross studied Economics (BA) then Film and Critical Theory (MA) at Manchester University. He worked with the Film Council and London University as a Screenwriting Lecturer. He helped develop over 20 short films with various government creative schemes and was screenwriting lecturer on the Birkbeck / London University Film Degree and himself studied at the prestigious Screenwriters Boot Camp in Los Angeles.
He is writing a book on The American Dream and Modern American Cinema for Routledge to be published in 2020.