Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Mitchell Rose was a New York-based choreographer/performance artist. His company toured internationally for 15 years. Eventually he was drawn more to visual media and graduated from The American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow.
Since A.F.I. his films have won 66 festival awards and are screened around the world. The New York Times called him: "A rare and wonderful talent." The Washington Post wrote that his work was "in the tradition of Chaplin, Keaton, and Tati-funny and sad and more than the sum of both."
Mr. Rose tours a program called The Mitch Show, an evening of his short films together with audience-participation performance pieces. In 2009 he toured The Mitch Show in Kosovo as a U.S. State Dept. Cultural Envoy.
Mr. Rose is currently a professor of filmmaking at Ohio State University.