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 UKMVA’s, The Berlin Commercial Awards, The Hammer Museum, The Public Theatre, MTV, and in theaters across the world. In 2016, Kimberly produced the “Hamilton Mixtape- Immigrants We Get the Job Done” music video with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Rodriguez executive producing, which went on to win an MTV VMA for “Best Music Video with a Message," a Bronze Clio, a Silver Ciclope, and was an official selection at Camerimage. In 2017, Kimberly partnered with EndHIV to create a music video for Sia’s “Free Me” starring Zoe Saldana and Julianne Moore, where all proceeds from the single were donated to the #endHIV campaign. In 2018, Kimberly produced "K-12", an album movie shot in Budapest with Melanie Martinez, which opened in theaters across 32 countries and garnered over 20 million YouTube views within its first week.
She premiered her first narrative feature "Summertime," directed by Carlos López Estrada, on opening night Sundance 2020 in the NEXT category. The movie, a poetic love letter to Los Angeles, was written and performed by 27 diverse Los Angeles youth. She is currently finishing production on her first feature documentary, "The Kids Are Not Alright," an investigative documentary that explores the vast scope of the Troubled Teen Industry, a sprawling, for-profit network of cult-like reform programs for “wayward teens” currently operating in the United States. Mikaela Shwer is directing.
Kimberly skipped film school and dove right into production where she began her career as a feature film First Assistant Director. By the age of 23, Kimberly AD’d over a dozen indie films.
Soon after, Kimberly 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.
Recently, she 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 Broken Bells “Good Luck” which won the New Generation Award at the Berlin Commercial Awards, is in competition at Camerimage 2020, and is shortlisted for a 2020 UK Music Video Award.
She is slated to direct her first feature film fall 2021.