Kimberly-Rose Ka’iulani Wolter has worked as an actor, writer, producer and director. Wolter's hyphenated debt as writer and actor was in the feature film TRE, directed by Spirit Award nominee Eric Byler. Tre made its theatrical release in February 2008 and won Special Jury Prize at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and was nominated for The Maverick Award and Wolter for Best Actress at The Method Festival. Wolter's next hyphenate film this time as actor, writer, and producer was the romantic comedy 4 Wedding Planners about a dysfunctional family of wedding planners shot in Hawaii. Wolter played opposite Illeana Douglas and Sung Kang, directed by Sundance winner Michael Kang. Shoot My Life, a satirical short about reality TV was Wolter directing debut, she also wrote and produced. She directed the award nominated PSA, Preschoolers Reel in the Vote as well as some interstitials for Leapster on the kid's channel Sprout.
Wolter roots began in acting, performing in over 20 plays. Her roles include the Eurasian heroine, Sadako Kitabayashi in the world premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's (Tony winner of TEA) Cultivated Lives (later renamed Ikebana). She’s also starred in such plays as The Pugilist Specialist, Navy Pier, and The Credeaux Canvas. As a member of La Halau Hanakeaka, a theater company committed to producing new Hawaiian language plays; she performed in Kaluaiko'olau; the first stage production to be performed in Hawaiian since the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893.
Wolter was co-founder of Vs. Theatre Company and served as co-Artistic Director for its first six seasons. In those years she produced plays such as Neil LaBute’s The Mercy Seat, Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley’s Beggars in the House of Plenty and Edinburgh Fringe First winning play The Pugilist Specialist. In 2010 Vs. Theatre Company was named “one of the top theater companies of the last decade” by the LA Weekly.
Wolter is currently getting her MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. Prior she graduated Cum Laude from The School of Theater at the University of Southern California. She also completed UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting and was nominated for the Joie de Vivre Award.
Na Wahine: Inspired by Seven Samurai, set in Hawai'i circa 1793. A ragtag team of forbidden female warriors must a defend a scared village from a tyrannical chief who aims to control the island and wipe out any resistors.
Age Restricted: A coming of age at 40. Candi, an over-the-hill party girl, pops in on her ascorbic grandma to save herself from eviction but when she's forced to stay longer in the senior citizen's community Candi realizes there may be more to life than partying.
Title IX: Chloe (40s) has it all: a family, nice house and a good job as the only female professor of biology at a prestigious public university, but when her Teaching Assistant accuses a professor, the man Chloe’s been having an affair with, of sexual assault, Chloe’s ideal life disintegrates in search for who is telling the truth.
Pearl: It's November 1941 when Pearl, a protective older sister, travels to Hawaii on a prostitution contract as a guise to rescue her younger sister Elle, but when she arrives her plans are obliterated when she learns the pimp is the chief of police and Elle is an undercover swallow (spy) for the government.