Ivan Wiener, Executive Director, Albuquerque Film & Music Experience
Kira is my FIRST GO TO when it comes to hiring crew for film, TV, and video productions – both corporate and narrative. Pace for pace (and my pace is FAST), Kira is able to handle anything thrown at her. Whether she’s producing, acting as 1st or 2nd AD, or directing Kira is a fabulous, professional filmmaker with an eye for great stories, and a keen sense of logistics that I have yet to find anyone else can rival. She is also arguable one of the best screenwriters I’ve ever had the pleasure with which to write. I highly recommend her for any leadership position in filmmaking….just know that I get her first.
Lorraine Montez, Producer, Founder, Abundant Productions, Partner, Seattle Film Summit
Kira is one of the most well-versed filmmakers I’ve ever worked with. She does it all at a very high caliber and is a joy to work with. Writer, director, producer, 1st AD, script super, etc, she has my full trust and confidence as an artist and producer. I’d work with her any where, any time, any day.
Tony Doupe, Actor, Producer, Director
Kira Sipler is a “quadruple threat” in the film industry; an accomplished 1st AD & Director, Producer, Writer, and Actor.... If you want to work with someone who is intelligent, creative, knowledgeable, passionate, organized, centered, and damn funny, work with Kira Sipler. She’s in a league of her own. [See More]
Debra Pralle, Actor, Writer, Director
Kira has such a passion for the art of filmmaking while also being very organized and professional in her work. She is prepared to handle any situation that may come up on set, and if for some reason she doesn’t have the answer to someone’s question, she will not stop until she finds it. [See More]
T. K. Johnson, DP / Writer / Producer, Final Beat Films
I have had the pleasure of working with Kira for the past several years in the film industry, and she is top-notch. Not only is she a skilled writer, producer and director, she knows how to plan for the big picture as well as the details. Kira is a team player, a hard worker and will do whatever it takes to see a film done on time, within budget and to its highest potential. Her professionalism and calm-under-pressure demeanor have helped several projects successfully overcome many challenges. Last but not least, her positive outlook and sense of humor are sure to benefit any project she works on; Kira is just plain fun to be around and work with.
Genevieve Trainor (Behal), Actor
One of the biggest highlights of working in the local film community are the relationships you make with the people you work with. I met Kira early on in my audio career and I am always relieved to see her name on the call sheet as Assistant Director. Kira handles her job with diplomacy, sternness when necessary and a levity that’s much needed at times. I’ve yet to work with another AD who can keep the production flowing as smoothly as she does.
Brian Binning, Sound Editor, Composer, Novel Effect
Kira Sipler is a profoundly organized, considerate professional who gets things done. I had the honor of meeting her as a writer and watching her impressive capabilities as a film producer. It quickly became apparent that she can soar in both arenas. She is a well respected peer in the field.
Elena Haas, Producer
As a Producer and Director, Kira is a strong and compassionate leader with a solid storytelling eye. She nurtures a fun and focused working environment that motivates people to bring the best of their talents to the project.
Bob Freeman, Filmmaker, Bad Alien Bob
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Kira on several projects over several years. It’s not only been an honor to work with her, but it’s been a pleasure to watch how rapidly she consumes knowledge and implements her own personal growth. Each project I’ve been able to tangibly see her growth. Not just in logistical implementation. More importantly her confidence. Her ability to inspire. And her ability to lead. Kira is one of those people you hope to work with for the rest of your career.
Benjamin Barak Andrews, Founder, Seattle Film Summit