Born and raised in England, Ross Cohen, who has a BA from the University of Birmingham, moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to begin his MFA in Film Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. During his time at USC, Ross was awarded the Bill Mechanic Scholarship in 2008 and the Tania Trepanier Scholarship in 2009.
His 16mm short film Last Day has screened at numerous film festivals around the world, including the Foyle Film Festival in Ireland, the International Student Media Festival, where it won Best Short, and the Las Vegas Film Festival, which awarded the film a Silver Ace Award.
Ross produced a commercial for Cisco Systems featuring best selling author Tim Ferriss that gained the most online views in the 2009 Cisco Digital Cribs Contest and went on to win the Audience Choice Award. He has also directed numerous music videos including A Little Brighter for British singer/songwriter Pete Lawrie (Island Records).
Ross Cohen was awarded a Production grant at USC in 2010 for Willowbrook