Kim fell in love with the medium of film at the ripe old age of five, when she saw the movie Jaws. That initial moment of inspiration provoked her to dedicate her life to filmmaking.
She began her film career as a continuity woman working on independent feature films such as ‘Bitter & Twisted’, ‘Gabriel’, ‘Left Ear’ and over 40 short films.
Going on to pursue a path as a storyteller, she studied directing and screenwriting at the International Film School of Sydney 2009 – 2011. She has written and directed 7 short films, which have collectively screened at over 60 festivals internationally and received 22 awards, including Survival of the Fittest which was runner-up at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and The Boy Who'd Never Seen Rain which won 12 awards at US festivals in 2013/2014.
Her work has screened on The Comedy Channel, Foxtel, SBS and on television in San Diego.
In 2012 she directed IFSS Uncut - a 4 part TV series for Foxtel - about the craft of short filmmaking which screened primetime on Sunday nights.
In the past few years she has worked extensively in the field of documentary in Australia and internationally, creating powerful stories for Non-profits and charities such as CanTeen, CerebralPalsy Alliance, Cancer Council, as well as directing TVCs and branded content for brands such as Intuit Quickbooks, David Jones, Hammondcare and JMC Academy.
Over the years she has become known for her strengths with raw emotional storytelling, and lyricism.
In 2016 she released the feature documentary 'Bringing the light' to social impact screenings in cinemas across Australia and internationally. The film raised enough money to build a cooking school in Kathmandu, to train and provide employment to marginalised women.
She is in post-production on a feature documentary 'We Are in Darkness' about the empowerment of women in Nepal following the earthquake, which will premiere in 2020.
Kim is currently in rewrites for her debut narrative feature film 'Cherry', a female cricket coming of age story, which was a recent semi-finalist for the Outfest Screenwriting Lab in Los Angeles. As well as developing several television projects through Screen Canberra's Accelerator Pod.
In 2019 she was a participant in Talent Campus 7.0 with the London Screenwriter's Festival where she focused on developing several long form projects.
Her love for the ocean and sharks never left, and she has embraced the realm of underwater photography including the filming of Great White Sharks in South Australia. Her underwater photography can be seen at: www.moceanpoet.com. A small exhibition is being planned for 2020.
She is passionate about supporting emerging filmmakers and teaches various aspects of filmmaking at the Academy of Film, Theatre & Television and used to mentor in filmmaking at Pymble Ladies College where her students were finalists in Trop Jnr in 2017 and 2018.
She can be contacted at:
delphicinsight (at) gmail.com