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Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy Gain Their 1st Spot Representation, Join Anonymous Content
Laura (l) and Kate Mulleavy
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Directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy have joined the roster of Anonymous Content for spots and branded content. This marks the first career commercial representation for the sister duo. The move comes on the heels of Kate and Laura Mulleavy making their feature film debut with the drama Woodshock starring Kirsten Dunst, and just months after presenting the spring 2018 couture collection for their own fashion label, Rodarte, during Paris Haute Couture Week.

“Kate and Laura are exceptionally talented visual artists who’ve already mastered the world of fashion and have blown us all away with their directing debut,” said Eric Stern, Anonymous Content’s managing director and partner. “We’re excited to introduce their unique aesthetic eye to our clients.”

Kate and Laura Mulleavy wrote and directed Woodshock, now available on VOD after being theatrically released by A24 in September. Set in Northern California’s Humboldt County, among the ancient and majestic redwood forests where the sisters grew up, Woodshock follows Theresa (Dunst who also executive produced), a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, as she is torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

“From starting our fashion line to making our first feature, we’ve always carefully selected creative partners who will embrace our voice, while offering us the support and guidance to succeed,” said Kate and Laura Mulleavy in a joint statement. “That’s why we chose to work with Anonymous Content. We’re already fans of their directors and their work, and we’re excited to become collaborators as well.”

Though their background is in fashion, the sisters weren’t strangers to film prior to directing their first feature. They earlier designed the ballet costumes for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, for which they were nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics Award. Naturally, they also designed the costumes for the artistically divergent Woodshock.

Back in 2005, the Mulleavys founded Rodarte, a conceptual and innovative luxury brand known for its artistic mixture of high couture, modern femininity and California influences. The designers have collaborated on special projects with Frank Gehry and Gustavo Dudamel for the LA Philharmonic, and Benjamin Millepied on costumes for the New York City Ballet. In 2011, Rodarte’s first solo show opened at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and today, its works are featured in the permanent collections of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.