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Kira Sipler, Co-Founder

Screenwriter | Producer | Assistant Director | Script Supervisor | Director

I am a freelance screenwriter, producer, director, and assistant director.

 

I cultivate my storytelling through my blogs, writing screenplays, producing films, and collaborating through my production company, Jouska Road Productions, with my long-time creative partner, Michael J. Dabrowski. 

I hope to empower filmmakers and support the local film industry in New Mexico as Director of Operations for Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.

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Kira Sipler is an award-winning filmmaker who works as a screenwriter, producer, director, and assistant 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.

After working the corporate life of dotcoms as well as running her own massage therapy business, Kira returned to her creative roots.

 

She enrolled in the screenwriting certificate program at the Seattle Film Institute in 2013 then the Shoreline Community College’s Digital Filmmaking Program in 2014.  She completed the Screenwriting Intensive at TheFilmSchool with Tom Skerritt and Brian McDonald in 2016.

Between writing film shorts, working as Producer, Script Supervisor, Assistant Director, and Director in the Seattle and Shoreline area, Kira was privileged to work with many of Seattle’s influential filmmakers and its multi-dimensional filmmaking scene as Volunteer Coordinator and Logistics Director for the Seattle Film Summit for their 2017 and 2018 events.  

 

In 2020, Kira relocated to her homeplace of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she became Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Operations for Albuquerque Film & Music Experience. 

In May, 2022, Kira was named one of the top ten projects chosen for the first New Voices - New Mexico Screenwriting training program for emerging New Mexican screenwriters. The ten projects were chosen through a competitive application process from a talented pool of 200 applicants.  The selected project, co-written with producer Lorraine Montez, is Marked As Other,  a TV comedy which follows two nerdy, lonely 13-year-old girls trying to answer the question "who am I and where do I belong," as they contend with the prejudices, perils, and misconceptions of society, their families, and the environment in 1980s New Mexico.  

Some of her work can be seen IMDB and LinkedIn.
Kira's directing reel can be viewed here.