Kim Shively began her work in the film industry with the release of “Wesley Willis’s Joy Rides”. The feature-length documentary, started more than 12 years ago, tracks the strange and energetic life of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most prolific –and bizarre –performers. Joy Rides received a Golden Hugo in 2008 from the Chicago International Film Festival. She has earned her repeat distinctions including: appearances at a number of prestigious film festivals including Slamdance and SXSW, a Telly Award for editing on the documentary film “Still”, and a best music documentary award from Westword for the film “Warlock Pinchers: Will There be Blood?”.
Shively produces, shoots and edits her own work. She has also done work for the award winning production/post-production company, Milkhaus where she worked on a wide array of award winning documentary and commercial projects. A selection of her clients include: Human Rights Campaign, Fentress Architects, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Exhibit A Pictures, The Gill Foundation, M12, and The Clyfford Still Museum. She has worked as an assistant editor on a number of award-winning documentary films including; "They Killed Sister Dorothy" (HBO),"Iron Ladies of Liberia" (ITVS) and "The People Vs. George Lucas" (SXSW).
Shively’s work leans towards the strange, the haunting, the beautiful and the damned. She is currently in the post-production stage of her second feature-length documentary, “Masks of Men”, a film that takes an unflinching look at what happens when the century-old spectacle of Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) collides with dubious-yet-naive promoters in Middle America, scheduled for release in the summer of 2013.
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