Known for her slyly subversive pop portraiture and a natural ability to tap into cultural zeitgeist, Director/Photographer Alicia J. Rose has directed inventive music videos for popular national artists like First Aid Kit, Cake, EMA and Bob Mould, as well as playing a key role in branding Pacific NW bands and brands like The Decemberists, the Oregon Ballet Theater and Naomi Pomeroy/Beast Restaurant with her iconic portraiture. Rose has directed over 35 music videos, numerous commercials and branded video projects, and is an award-winning still photographer who spent 20 years in the indie music business running marketing/sales departments and booking music venues before turning her eye to filmmaking in 2008. Her approach to motion utilizes her unique sense of visual style, grounded humor and storytelling to deliver authentic narratives that resonate deeply with viewers.
The scripted comedic web series The Benefits of Gusbandry is her first foray into digital episodic storytelling and over its 9 episodes has received wide acclaim from press outlets like The New York Times, A/V Club, PASTE, OUT and others. – even landing on the “Must List” of Entertainment Weekly. The Benefits of Gusbandry has toured the festival circuit in the US over its 2 season run – screening twice at the Portland Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, NW Filmmakers Festival, Miami Web Fest, Nashville Film Festival, Seattle’s Local Sightings Film Festival and even earning a nomination as finalist in the Austin Film Festival digital series competition. Rose is currently at work on future episodes of Gusbandry as well as multiple TV and feature projects including directing experimental musical docu-narrative, A Kaddish For Bernie Madoff, which is currently in production and slated for a 2020 release.
Rose was recently selected as a semifinalist in HBOACCESS’s 2018 directing fellowship.