Corporate Witchcraft is a Los Angeles based development and production company founded in 2018 by Kim Bailey and Isabel Marden, with backing from Hong Kong and Mainland China.
THE WITCHES ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SUPPORTING FEMALE FILMMAKERS, DIVERSE VOICES AND IDEAS.
Originally from Hong Kong, Kim cut her teeth in the independent film space at Paradigm Talent Agency, then as a Creative Executive at e2b Capital, working with prolific producers Cassian Elwes and Robert Barnum. During this time Kim worked on such films as the Academy Award winning Dallas Buyers Club, Black or White, Lee Daniel's The Butler, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, among others. Kim was an Associate Producer on the indie thriller Submerged directed by Steven C. Miller, starring up-and-comers Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel) and Talulah Riley (Westworld), which was distributed through IFC. She left for a position at Fortitude International as their Director of Acquisitions and International, representing the company at the Cannes, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals. She is passionate about supporting female creators and diverse voices. Corporate Witchcraft's first feature, Clementine, by writer-director Lara Jean Gallagher, premieres this Spring at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Ms. Marden was born and raised in Hong Kong. She began her career in film in Beijing at Bona Film, a Chinese independent film studio that financed, developed, produced and distributed 15 local language films and co-productions a year. After three years in China, Isabel moved to Los Angeles to pursue a graduate degree in producing at the prestigious Peter Stark Producing program at the University of Southern California. While in the program, Isabel produced a short film, Fanny Pack, which had a successful festival run and was picked up for distribution by Vimeo. Before co-founding Corporate Witchcraft with partner Kim Bailey, Ms. Marden worked in the creative development department at Sony/Columbia. During this time, Isabel was on the board of the Sony Pictures China Writers Fellowship, an initiative developed by the studio to promote cross-cultural collaborations between US and China based film professionals.