NEW YORK CITY — Editor Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve has joined Rock Paper Scissors for representation in the US. As a part of the New York advertising and film community, Iwakawa-Grieve is known for her bold, anthemic films that are at the forefront of genre and technique. Her work as an editor includes campaigns for Converse, Ford, Pepsi and Nike. Beyond advertising, Iwakawa-Grieve’s film credits include working with Zach Heinzerling on the Oscar-nominated documentary feature Cutie and the Boxer, and the deeply personal
The Happy Film, directed by Stefan Sagmeister and Ben Nabors. She has also worked on music videos for Johnny Cash, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Depeche Mode.
“Akiko’s passion for film is evident in all of her work, which you can see in the level of directors who come back to her over and over,” explains Rock Paper Scissors managing director and EP, Eve Kornblum. “We couldn’t be more excited to have her join us.”
“Rock Paper Scissors is always associated with the highest caliber work, but they also have a wonderful collective spirit which I’m looking forward to contributing to and building from,” adds Iwakawa-Grieve, who moved to US from her home country of Japan when she was 15. She studied cinema at NYU Tisch School of Art, where she began her path in filmmaking through editing. Prior to Rock Paper Scissors, she was represented by Cut + Run.