Tue, 02 Mar 2021 13:49:20 GMT
Rogue has announced the signing of director Kimberly Stuckwisch to its roster.
Kimberly Stuckwisch is an award-winning film, commercial, theatre and music video director, as well as film producer and writer whose work blends magical realism with everyday life. She has built a career as a keen supporter of bold creative ideas, with her work often bringing awareness to timely social issues and breaking conventional expectations.
Kimberly’s work has been showcased at Cannes, Sundance, TIFF, The Grammys, SXSW, Ciclope, The Clios, Kinsale, The UKMVA’s, the Berlin Commercial Awards, The Hammer Museum, MTV and in cinemas across the world.
Kimberly’s journey into film started a million miles from Hollywood; a poor farm town in the Midwest of America (pop. 2000). Predominately populated by cattle, crops and people addicted to opioids (sic). A place where success only came through being either a doctor or a lawyer. But Kimberly was always obsessed with film, the fantasy world of filmmaking, the magic of storytelling. She immersed herself in art, books and movies, writing plays and short stories, then performing, directing, shooting and editing them, just for fun. Putting her passion aside to conform with expectations, she attended Indiana University to study medicine. However, through a chance opportunity to work on a film shooting in Indiana at the time, she dropped medicine and pursued a BA in Communication and a BSC in Psychology and with stars in her eyes Kimberly swiftly packed her bags, declaring “Ma! I’m going to Hollywood!”. Ma was not pleased.
After landing on her feet as a 1st Assistant Director and then a highly respected producer for many years (18 features under her belt), 18 months ago, Kimberly decided to pursue her original passion: directing. This last year, she has directed music videos for Margo Price (Best New Artist Grammy Nominee), Samm Henshaw’s ‘The World is Mine’ which received Gold for Best International Music video at the Kinsale Shark Awards and is in competition at the MVPA’s, Broken Bells ‘Good Luck’ which won the New Generation Award at the Berlin Commercial Awards, was shortlisted for a 2020 UK Music Video Award and 1.4 award, and lately, Jeremy Ivey’s ‘Someone Else’s Problem’ which is currently in competition at SXSW and was nominated for a 1.4.
She is currently in competition at the MVPA’s for ‘Best New Director’ and is contracted to direct her first feature film ‘Canvas’ in Autumn this year.
Kate Taylor says: “Kimberly is a visionary director who is also adept at producing big productions. What’s not to love about that! And in the short time that she’s been running the set, she’s directed some remarkable pieces of work. She’s clearly a raw talent as well as a charismatic and charming force of nature, backed up by tons of experience. As soon as we met, I knew we wanted to be part of her future, I’m sure it’s going to be bright”.
According to James Howland: “Kimberly’s work is vibrant, dynamic and really cuts through a lot of the noise out there. Her experience beyond directing is also a real draw for me - from being a 1st AD to a film producer - she knows what it takes to make things happen and to problem solve in the moment - a fantastic skillset.”
Kimberly joins Rogue to build her commercial reel and expand on her directing style of portraying truth and vulnerability with a stylistic spin that enhances each story. By learning new perspectives from a diverse array of real characters and cultures both in front of and behind the camera, and with Kate Taylor, James Howland and Charlie Crompton at her side, as well as Charlie Roberson as Rogue’s dedicated Head of Talent, Kimberly is looking forward to working in a shorter medium, meeting with all the best UK clients and ultimately creating quality, impactful and socially conscious work.
“I’m super excited to be hopping across the pond and moving in with my new Rogue family. I want to be a part of the ground-breaking and outside-the-box work that Rogue generates. Kate Taylor is 100% an EP instrumental in building notable directors’ careers and I believe really cares about creating amazing work and seeing those she works with doing the absolute best they can. She’s a dream maker. And alongside her, James and the Charlies, as well as the inimitable Alexa Haywood for Music Video I know Rogue is the right fit for me”.view more - Hires, Wins & BusinessRogue Films, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 13:49:20 GMT