Alicia J Rose
Director. Writer. Editor. Photographer.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alicia J. Rose pursued acting as a youth and took up directing as a junior at El Camino High school, where she was the first female who had ever directed their closed-circuit variety show. Duly inspired she headed North majoring in TV/Film at San Francisco State University, acting in a few indie films and becoming a popular DJ at college radio station KUSF while booking live music at punk venues. She transplanted to Portland in the mid-90’s and in the 2010's started her own production company.
Since then she has directed over 3 dozen music videos for artists like First Aid Kit, Cake and Bob Mould as well as visually branding popular bands like The Decemberists and many others with her imaginative portraiture, as well as creating a prodigious amount of striking commercial work. Her approach to directing utilizes her unique sense of visual style, grounded humor and snappy storytelling to deliver authentic narratives that resonate deeply with viewers.
Scripted comedic web series “The Benefits of Gusbandry” was her first foray into digital episodic storytelling and over its two seasons received wide acclaim from press outlets like The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, A/V Club, PASTE, OUT and others. Her feature directorial debut - hybrid narrative/musical A KADDISH FOR BERNIE MADOFF was an official selection at the New York Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Europe's Black Nights of Film and won the Narrative Audience Award and the 2021 Ashland Independent Film Festival. It continues to screen at independent venues around the country. It received distribution from Freestyle Distribution and is available to screen on demand everywhere. She is currently working on a host of new projects and is available for creative collaborations and commissions.
Alicia J. Rose Productions & Photography LLC is a certified ESB & WBE in the state of Oregon.