Scissor Kick Films was founded in a studio apartment in Alphabet City, NYC in the early 2000s by longtime friends and collaborators Marah Strauch and Eric Bruggemann.
Scissor Kick Films makes documentaries, scripted, and everything in between. We have worked with Universal Pictures International, CNN, ESPN, Magnolia Pictures, Popsugar, and VICE.
Our films have been shown at TIFF, NYIFF, Tribeca, Outfest, Hotdocs, and over 60 festivals worldwide.
Executive Producer- Director MARAH STRAUCH
Marah Strauch’s debut documentary feature Sunshine Superman was released theatrically by Universal Pictures (in foreign territories) and Magnolia Pictures (USA). Sunshine Superman is an exhilarating and poetic portrait of Carl Boenish, the inventor of the sport of BASE jumping. It premiered as the opening film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Dubbed a “masterful debut” by The New York Times and “one of the best docs of the year” by Indiewire, Sunshine Superman was picked up to air on CNN as a “CNN film.”
Marah directed an ESPN original as part of the “Pioneer Series” profiling the street skater Mark Gonzales. The film explored the intersection of sports and art. Marah’s most recent feature documentary, Vice Versa: Chyna, premiered on Vice in 2021. She has produced and directed over 40 hours of content in over 30 countries for TV and branded, working with such networks and brands as CNN, VICE, HGTV, POPSUGAR, American Express, and Adidas.
Executive Producer- ERIC BRUGGEMANN
Eric came to producing by way of his career in documentary and feature editing, having cut multiple projects for Alex Gibney, Joe Berlinger, Brett Morgen, and Alex Karpovsky. Bruggemann produced Sunshine Superman, a large-scale documentary about Carl and Jean Boenish, the husband and wife team who created BASE jumping, directed by Marah Strauch. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures (INTL), Magnolia Pictures (US), CNN, and finally Netflix. Eric recently wrapped a feature doc for Showtime on BioHacking EP’d by Graeme Manson (co-creator of Orphan Black, director of Snowpiercer) as well as the pilot of a doc series on the life of Free Diver Pipin Ferreras EP’d by James Cameron. In 2021 Eric produced CHYNA with longtime collaborator Marah Strauch, who wrote and directed the feature documentary on the life and legacy of WWE female wrestling legend Chyna. The film is set to premiere on VICE Network in June 2021. Highlights of his collaboration with Alex Gibney include NRDC: Laws of Nature, and additional editing for the 2008 Oscar-winning documentary feature Taxi to the Dark Side. Eric was the 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. He served as editor/post-production supervisor on Alex Karpovsky’s feature narrative Woodpecker. Eric was an editor for the first two seasons of Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts directed by Joe Berlinger.