Scissor Kick Films is Eric Bruggemann and Marah Strauch. We make documentaries, fiction films, and everything in between.
Marah Strauch is an award-winning filmmaker and TV director.
Strauch’s debut documentary feature Sunshine Superman released by Universal Pictures and Magnolia Pictures. Sunshine Superman is an exhilarating and poetic portrait of Carl Boenish, the inventor of the sport of BASE jumping. It premiered and opened the Toronto Film Festival. Sunshine Superman went on to play NYFF, and over 10 other major festivals including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the Melbourne International Film Festival. Dubbed a “masterful debut”, and“one of the best docs of the year” by critics, it soon was picked up for theatrical distribution in North America by Magnolia Pictures (Universal had already acquired the International rights), and for television by CNN Films. Sunshine Superman won the Best New Director Award, and the Audience Award at The Portland International Film Festival. Following its successful US theatrical run of over 65 cities in which it drew wide acclaim, Sunshine Superman was shown on CNN in 2016 to an impressive and enthusiastic audience.
Marah Strauch has appeared on Carson Daily, Pop Up Magazine and been interviewed by CBS News, The Guardian, and many more publications worldwide about her work. Strauch is a Film Independent Fellow, having been invited to participate in the prestigious Doc Lab and Fast Track.
Recently, Strauch directed a 30 for 30 short for Adidas and ESPN called The Mark Ride on Mark Gonzales, a pioneering skateboarder and artist. The film features interviews with Spike Jonze and famous artist provocateur Ray Pettibon. The Mark Ride aired on ESPN and went wildly viral. Marah has directed and produced Films and TV for ESPN, CNN, HGTV, Netflix, and Amazon.
Eric Bruggemann came to producing by way of his career in documentary and feature editing, having cut multiple projects for AlexGibney, Joe Berlinger, Brett Morgen and Alex Karpovsky.
He served as editor/post-production supervisor on the feature doc Why We Fight Now, examining the Special Forces’ current approach to fighting terrorism andAlex Karpovsky’s feature narrative Woodpecker. Eric was editor for the first two seasons of Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts directed by Joe Berlinger.
Highlights of his collaboration with Alex Gibney include NRDC: Laws of Nature, and additional editing for the 2008 Oscar-winning documentary feature Taxi to theDark Side. Eric was editor on Video Free Europe, a feature doc about R.E.M.,and 3 Nights Live a feature doc about Ryan Adams, both directed by Dominic DeJoseph. Bruggemann produced Sunshine SupΩerman a large-scale documentary about Carl and Jean Boenish, the husband and wife team who created BASE jumping, directed by Marah Strauch.