About the Filmmakers

Caroline Laskow & Ian Rosenberg directed and produced Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop for ESPN Films’ Emmy-winning 30 for 30 Shorts series (2013 Tribeca Film Festival premiere). The short documentary reached over a million views online in a series record time, played at more than 20 film festivals internationally, was broadcast on ESPN and is now available via VOD. Together they also produced and directed Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort (2012 New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center, Closing Night Selection; Best Documentary Audience Award, Miami Jewish Film Festival), which was released on DVD and VOD in 2015 by Menemsha Films after a theatrical run in New York, California and Florida. 

Caroline Laskow (Director/Producer) is a director, producer, writer and editor for film and television. Caroline directed (with Mary Wigmore) Ashtanga, NY a yoga documentary, which premiered at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival, and won Best Documentary at IndieFest in Chicago.  Ashtanga, NY (featuring Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswami, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike D, Willem Dafoe) is distributed by First Run Features and has been broadcast internationally and on Discovery's FitTV (2004-2005) and LimeTV (2006-2008).  Caroline is also the director of Not a F***ing Blonde a narrative short film, which premiered at the San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival in 2006. She is the producer of the sitcom pilot Family Values (starring Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle), which premiered at the New York Television Festival in 2007. Caroline's writing work includes the National Basketball Association's All-Star Game events, and several screenplays.  Her editing work includes the documentary short film Grand Street (directed by Ian Rosenberg), as well as projects for commercial clients.  In addition to her film work, Caroline writes about going gray at From the Tip of the Iceberg and is the co-author of The Soup Club Cookbook, which will be published by Random House in 2014.  Caroline received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and studied theatre in Paris at L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. 


Ian Rosenberg (Director/Producer) is a director and Emmy-nominated producer.  Ian was nominated for an Emmy for producing the documentary Finishing Heaven, directed by Mark Mann, which premiered at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival and had its broadcast premiere on HBO in 2009. Ian is the Producer of the documentary The World's Best Prom which was released by Matson Films in April 2006. Ian directed the documentary short film Grand Street (edited by Caroline Laskow), about the changing face of his Lower East Side neighborhood, which premiered at Makor/92nd Street Y in 2006.  Ian is the Associate Producer of the yoga documentary Ashtanga, NY directed by Caroline Laskow and Mary Wigmore.  Ian is also a cofounder and member of OVO, a not-for-profit New York City arts collective.  Ian was a theater major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School. 

Directors Caroline Laskow & Ian Rosenberg (Photo by Larry Bercow)
Directors Caroline Laskow & Ian Rosenberg (Photo by Larry Bercow)

Stephen Fuller (Editor, Composer, Post-Production Supervisor) is a professional editor, post-production producer and musician. His commercial clients include Macy's, Versace, Sotheby's, Children International; as well as numerous independent film and video productions.  For more on Stephen's work click here.


Welcome to Kutsher's is an East Broadway Pictures production, produced in association with OVO.  OVO is a not-for-profit arts collective, creating and producing original works of film, theater and art in New York City since 1998.  For more on OVO please visit ovoland.com.

Welcome to Kutsher's is distributed by Menemsha Films.