WRITER & FILMMAKER
Grace Kim is a Brooklyn-based, Korean-American filmmaker and writer who uses absurdist and surrealist premises in film as a vehicle for sowing empathy. Dropping audiences into the otherworldly circumstances of her characters, she seeks to reflect to viewers their own humanity. If one is able to resonate with the loneliness of say, a man desperate for love after hearing a woman's voice on the other side of a banana phone, could human empathy not transcend arbitrary boundaries of race, gender, class, and beyond?
Currently, Grace is in development for an animated TV series about climate change, The Grand Tammy, which was a second rounder for the Sundance Episodic Lab. She is a Viacom Viewfinder Program fellow and recently shadowed director/executive producer Dime Davis on the Paramount TV series Boomerang, executive produced by Lena Waithe and Halle Berry.
In addition to television, Grace is a Picture Farm Directing Program fellow for female commercial directors.
Grace's award-winning short films have screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Tall Grass Film Festival, and Sidewalk Film Festival amongst others. Her script for her debut short Loveseat was a quarterfinalist for the Screen Craft Short Film Fund and the script for her latest project Fissure was a finalist for the Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival Script Studio as well as one of the top 100 submissions for the Shift Creative Fund. She was a part of Ghetto Film School's EMERGE8 semi-finalists for their inaugural emerging directors program.