DIRECTOR + WRITER | Frank Stiefel, the producer, director, writer and cinematographer of HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405 was born and raised in New York City. He has produced a number of short subject documentaries that appeared at Telluride, Sundance, and Berlin.
In 2009 he directed INGELORE, a 40 minute documentary portrait of his mother. The film was honored at many international festivals winning a number of Audience and Best Short Subject Documentary awards. INGELORE was also honored by THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION, THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART and BERLINALE. INGELORE appeared on HBO from 2010-2012.