Kira Sipler

IMG_9261Kira Sipler, Co-Founder

Screenwriter | Producer | Assistant Director | Script Supervisor | Director

Kira graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts. She continued to produce, act and direct in the Albuquerque theatre scene until relocating to Seattle in 1993, where she continued to act and direct through Pilgrim’s Center for the Arts until 1995.

From working the corporate life of dot-coms, running her own massage therapy business, competing in a few marathons and triathlons and driving a few forklifts, Kira returned to her creative roots and enrolled in the screenwriting certificate program at the Seattle Film Institute in 2013. Thereafter she attended Shoreline Community College’s Digital Filmmaking Program in 2014 and completed the Screenwriting Intensive at TheFilmSchool with Tom Skerritt and Brian McDonald in 2016.

Kira is privileged to work with many of Seattle’s influential filmmakers and it’s multi-dimensional filmmaking scene as Logistics Director for the Seattle Film Summit.

Blending her love of storytelling and roadtrips, she is also Co-Founder of Jouska Road Productions.   Learn more about Kira at www.kirasipler.com, IMDB and LinkedIn.

Projects and Collaborations

DF posterDelicate Flowers – Co-Writer & Producer

(In progress) A dark comedy in the vein of Dexter and Big Little Lies.   It follows Bella and Daisy, newly minted friends who attend the same community college, and their multicultural posse of friends – Lily, a detective and her partner, Mitchell, Venus, community leader for a womens’ crisis center, Tristan, Kenny, – all of whom try to inflict/experience/search for justice in their everyday life. 

SNAP! (Seattle 48 Film Festival Horror, 2019 )  – Script Supervisor74390213_1399994403494091_1031404579016671232_o

 A mysterious killer supernaturally traps his prey in mysterious locations, toying with them before making his lethal move.  IMDB 

 

EVERYBODY’S WATCHING  – (TV Pilot, Comedy, 2019)  – Script Supervisor

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A half-hour comedy that follows a Seattle tech worker who uses his acting talents as a way to resolve conflict in his everyday life turning the most normal situations into genre-twisting theatrical performances.

THE MAN THAT TIME FORGOT (Short, Thriller, Noir – 48 Hr FF, 2018)  – Director

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Hard-edged detective Ruby is charmed by a mysterious client, strangely of his own era, who hires her to confirm his suspicions of a cheating wife. She soon unravels his web of lies, and is forced to make a decision about her future.

 

CRAZY CAT LADY (Short, Comedy – part of Impact 50, 2018) – Assistant Director/Co-Producer

CCL posterWhen Betty can’t make it home to her darling Waffles, she must find another way to spend her last moments on earth.

 

 

SORROW (Short, 2017)-  Director & Co-Writer

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A young woman finds beauty in her sorrow and inspiration to move away from grief.  Based on the poem, “Sorrow” by Edna St. Vincent Mallay.   Part of TheFilmSchool Screenwriting Intensive

THE BOARDING HOUSE (Short, Drama, 2017)  – Second Assistant Director & Co-Producer

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Utica, New York, 1973. Debbie returns to the town she grew up in, only to find she’s a stranger there. She takes a room in a boarding house and makes some new friends: Pam, always in a pink tutu, talking about her kids; and Oscar the good-natured, ever-patient mooch. There’s also a large drunken man who repeatedly hassles Debbie. When he tries to attack her one night, Pam comes to her defense. Initially distrustful, Debbie comes to see these misfits as kindred spirits.

THE SON, THE FATHER (Short, Thriller, 2017)  – Second Assistant Director

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The events unfolding on a young boy’s birthday has consequences far into the future for him and his family.

 

 

JAMESON (Short , Thriller, Horror, 2018) – Second Assistant Director & Co-Producer

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A man’s peaceful life is disrupted when three dangerous travelers lay siege to his secluded cabin in the woods.

 

 

LUNCH BOX BRIGADE (Short, Comedy, 2016) – Second Assistant Producer

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Fresh out of middle school, The Lunchbox Brigade risks it all to rescue one of their own from the perils of parent-assigned summer camp.

 

OBSESSION (Short , Drama, 2016) – Second Assistant Producer & Actor

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A woman finds herself in a bad situation between her husband and her family, who believe he’s cheating on her. Only his dark secret is unknown to all except those that love him the most.

 

ASYLUM (Short, Drama, 2015)  –  Script Supervisor

asylum posterA woman finds herself a prisoner of her own mind after facing tremendous betrayal from those she once trusted.

 

 

INSUFFICIENT (Short, Drama, 2015) (Post Production) – Producer & UPM

A typical afternoon in the life of a codependent couple, consisting of an image obsessed atheist and a passive aggressive Catholic, culminates in a traumatic experience that shocks them each into a crisis of faith.

TWO PICTURES (Full Length, Drama, 2015) – Script Supervisor  

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Two strangers – a hard-working nurse and a self- destructive shipyard worker – find their lives changed after an act of heroism unites them.

 

 

OLIVER GROENEWALD NEWNET  (Promo Video,  2015)  – Director & Producer

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A sneak peek at the talented and versatile German jazz musician and composer Oliver Groenewald and  his jazz ensemble NEWNET, as they speak about music while preparing for their live performance at Chapel Performance Space in May, 2014.

LEGACY (Short, Drama, 2016) – Director & Co-Producer

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A young woman, Charlie, decides to enlist in the Marines in order to follow in her father’s footsteps.  But when Charlie invites a Marine recruiter to dinner and tells her father her plans to enlist, she sets off a chain of events that takes her on a journey she never expected.

 

 

THE AUTUMN WALTZ (Short, Drama, 2015)  Writer & Associate Producer
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It was fifty years ago that Woody and Carol Ann went on their first date. They fell in love on the dance floor that night, the beginning of a lifetime of memories that they’ve shared together. But all that changes when Woody realizes that the woman he’s loved for all these years doesn’t remember him anymore. With the help of his friend Thom, Woody looks for a way to help Carol Ann relive the memories she loved so much, and the happiness they shared.