Known for her slyly subversive pop portraiture and a natural ability to tap into cultural zeitgeist, Director/Photographer Alicia J. Rose has created 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 like The Decemberists. Rose has directed over 30 music videos and is an award-winning still photographer who spent 20 years in the music business running marketing and sales departments before turning her eye to filmmaking in 2008.
Her approach to making commercials and branded content utilizes her unique sense of style, humor and marketing to deliver authentic narratives that resonate with viewers and build brand loyalty. The scripted comedic web series, The Benefits of Gusbandry, is her debut 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. It even landed 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 web series competition. Rose is currently in development on future seasons of Gusbandry as well as multiple TV and feature projects.