Caroline Mariko Stucky is an award winning Swiss-Japanese independent filmmaker with a fierce passion for American culture. For Caroline, film, the world of the image, is the ultimate language that trumps the kaleidoscope of spoken languages of her childhood. Her work includes fiction, documentary, commercial, live performance videos, and music videos. With an unusually technical background, Stucky is active as both a cinematographer and director.
In 2018, Stucky shot seven music videos for Dave Keuning, guitarist of The Killers, for his debut solo album Prismism. For these music videos, Stucky collaborated with Russell Sheaffer, founder of Artless Media, an independent film production company based in San Diego. She directed and shot two music videos released this winter, Don’t You Worry and Only Love, for the band 2 Story Cabin, filming in New York and Rome. In spring, she directed the pilot episode of Paramour No More, a half-hour TV show created by Melody Cheng. And her short film Us is now available on Amazon Prime.
Since 2015, Stucky has been documenting soprano Ariadne Greif ’s staged musical commissioning project called Dreams & Nightmares for a music documentary, Only a Dream, exploring the trials and serendipities of the creative process, that will come to conclusion in 2019.
As a cinematographer, her most notable work has been on The Perfect Bunny (2014), written and directed by multiple Goya Award winner Jorge Laplace, Homage to Switzerland (2015), an adaptation from Ernest Hemingway's short story, directed by Pierric Tenthorey, Wishful Whiskers (2017), a children's short starring Ilana Becker and Sophie Knapp, Starfish (2017), a feature film about grief and healing, starring Margaret Curry and Pascal Yen-Pfister, Brunch Wars, written and directed by Kamran Khan, which is a second collaboration with producer Pulkit Datta, writer/director of Wishful Whiskers, and Carry Me a show created by and starring Alison Bartlett, Chloe Levine and Joan Porter. Her second feature film Solomon, written & directed by J.B. Armstrong, was selected to the 2018 Sundance Detroit Private Master Class and the 2015 Sundance Detroit Screenwriters Intensive Lab. Stucky has been a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers since 2018.
At the start of her career, in 2012, Caroline received the Award of Merit at the Lucerne International Film Festival for her first short film, Caïssa. Since then, Caroline has directed several short films that were screened in festivals all over the world, including the Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival, Shanghai Queer Film Festival, SAG-AFTRA Foundation New York, Woman CineMakers Biennial Edition, Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, Williamsburg International Film Festival, among many others.
Projects in 2019 include three feature films as cinematographer, as well as music videos for rapper Anonymous (And.On.I.Must), Dave Keuning, and 2 Story Cabin.
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