Director Kimberly Stuckwisch Lands First U.S. Spot Representation, Joins Scheme Engine
Kimberly Stuckwisch
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Scheme Engine has brought director and writer Kimberly Stuckwisch aboard its roster, marking her first U.S. commercial representation. 

In 2020, Stuckwisch burst onto the directing scene with several acclaimed music videos including “Someone Else’s Problem” for Jeremy Ivey, which won Best Rock Video/Newcomer at the 2021 UK Music Video Award (UKMVA). Headlining issues like homelessness and climate change, the film is emblematic of Stuckwisch’s gift for bringing pressing social issues into the cinematic landscape in contemporary and creative ways. She took home Gold for Best International Music Video at the Kinsale Shark Awards for Samm Henshaw’s “The World Is Mine.” And for Broken Bells’ “Good Luck” video, she won the New Generation Award at the Berlin Commercial Awards, two bronze Clios for “Best Music Video” and “Direction,” and was shortlisted for a UKMVA and a 1.4 Award.

Stuckwisch directed Olivia Rodrigo’s 27-minute concert film Sour Prom, a hyperreal journey to and through a prom, nominated for Best Special Video Project at the UKMVAs. In fashion, Stuckwisch directed the films Jungle Red and Lightning Strikes, a musical starring Karen Elson, for Jeremy Scott and Moschino. She is in competition at the MVPAs for Best New Director. Currently, Stuckwisch is finishing production on her first feature-length documentary, The Kids Are Not Alright.

Scheme Engine EP Sheira Rees-Davies said of Stuckwisch, “I have known her for years and applaud her light-speed progress in directing over the past two years. We are committed to focusing on diverse, young, and exciting directors, and Kimberley is a lovely complement to our roster. We look forward to supporting her artistry and strong creative vision.”

Stuckwisch said of Scheme Engine, “The creative pulse and boundary-breaking vitality that lies at their core is in sync with my own process and values. Together, I believe we’ll be able to continue breaking through boundaries while making memorable films in the process.”

“Kimberly brings invaluable life and filmmaking experience to directing,” said EP Jannie McInnes. “It’s rare to find a new director armed with such technical chops and narrative muscle behind visually striking imagery. She also brings a deeply respectful and positive attitude to working environments.”

Scheme Engine is a BIPOC-owned creative studio and production/postproduction company. With a strong focus on women and minority representation, its roster of directors and in-house creatives--including producers, editors, and composers--is committed to magnifying essential and overlooked perspectives. 


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