LOS ANGELES, USA // Kimberly Stuckwisch is an award-winning film, commercial, theatre, and music video director and producer whose work blends magical realism with everyday life. She built a career as a vocal supporter of bold creative ideas, with her work often bringing awareness to timely social issues and breaking conventional expectations. Her works have showcased at Cannes, Sundance, TIFF, Camerimage, SXSW, Ciclope, The Clios, Kinsale, The UKMVAs, The Berlin Commercial Awards, The Hammer Museum, The Public Theatre, ABC, MTV, and in theaters across the world.
Her first feature as a producer, Summertime, directed by Carlos López Estrada, premiered opening night at Sundance 2020 in the NEXT category. By the age of 26, Kimberly had assistant directed over a dozen indie films, calling this her “film school” and second unit directed numerous films including Remarkable Power with Evan Peters, Tom Arnold, and Kevin Nealon, Play the Game with Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, and Liz Sheridan, and The Deadline with Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch.
Kimberly exploded onto the directorial scene in 2020 with several acclaimed music videos for Margo Price (Best New Artist Grammy Nominee) and Someone Else’s Problem for Jeremy Ivey which won Best Rock Video/Newcomer at the 2021 UKMVAs and competed at SXSW and the 1.4 Awards. Her clip for Samm Henshaw’s The World Is Mine received Gold at the Kinsale Shark Awards and competed at the MVPAs. She directed Broken Bells Good Luck which won two bronze Clios, “Best Music Video” and “Direction,” and the the New Generation Award at the Berlin Commercial Awards. The video was in competition at Camerimage 2020, Shots Awards 2021 for “Best Music Video,” and was shortlisted for a 2020 UKMVA.
In 2021, Kimberly directed Olivia Rodrigo’s 27-minute concert film, Sour Prom, a hyperreal journey through prom night. The film garnered over 11 Million views in two weeks and for two consecutive days was #1 trending worldwide on YouTube and VEVO. Sour Prom was nominated for “Best Special Video Project” at the UKMVAs. In fashion, she co-directed Jeremy Scott’s FW21 Moschino Fashion Film Jungle Red, inspired by the 1939 Hollywood comedy-drama The Women and featured an ensemble of supermodels including Winnie Harlow, Lily Aldridge, Dita Von Teese, Miranda Kerr, Karen Elson, and Shalom Harlow. In a follow-up collaboration for Moschino’s SS22 resort collection, Kimberly co-directed the mini classic New York style musical Lighting Strikes, starring Karen Elson. Her commercial debut for SkinnyPop popcorn and 360i, a K-pop inspired ode to our golden age of stay at home snacking, aired during Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve 2022.
She was shortlisted at the 2021 Shots Awards for “New Director of the Year,” and the MVPA’s for “Best New Director.” She is currently in pre-production for her first feature Canvas which begins production in March 2022.