“I create stories set in dark worlds where death is close at hand. I focus on entangled family dynamics that challenge who we are and how we love. I explore how tragedy strains our relationships and what it means to live with emotional wounds that never truly heal.”

— Kim Garland, Writer & Director

BIO

Kim Garland was raised in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, of Puerto Rican descent, and grew up as part of a funeral home family that lived above their funeral home. She worked her way through college covering the night shift at her family’s business and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Creative Writing.

She began her career in book publishing at Random House and transitioned to the entertainment industry through her work in literary acquisition at Braven Films, as a Story Producer for MTV, and a columnist for Script magazine.

Kim has written and directed several films, including her award-winning Resurrection Trilogy, and has screened her work at film festivals and comic cons across the country.

In 2019, Kim was selected to join the Women in Film Mentoring Program in the TV Writers Circle and became a Fellow in The Black List / Women in Film Episodic Lab.

Kim is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment and focuses on dark, genre-driven stories with a particular love for Horror, Sci-Fi, and Thrillers.


Awards & Recognition

* 2019 Lab Fellow, The Black List / Women in Film Episodic Lab: “The Resurrected” 1-hour original pilot script
* 2019 Finalist (Top 18), The Breakk Screenwriting Competition: “The Resurrected” 1-hour original pilot script
* 2019 Finalist (Top 5%), WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab: “The Resurrected” 1-hour original pilot script
2019 Quarterfinalist (Top 3%), Final Draft Big Break Contest: “The Resurrected” 1-hour original pilot script
* 2016 Winner, Best Narrative Short Film, Flyway Film Festival: “The End of Mara” written & directed by Kim Garland
* 2014 Winner, Audience Award, Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival: “Vivienne Again” written & directed by Kim Garland
* 2012 Winner, Kickstarter Jury Award, Flyway Film Festival: “Vivienne Again” written & directed by Kim Garland

Directing: 'The End of Mara'

Films

Body Image, Screenwriter, Director
Horror | Short Film | 2017

The End of Mara, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short Film | 2016
* WINNER: Best Narrative Short Film, Flyway Film Festival 2016

Deal Travis In, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short Film | 2013

Vivienne Again, Screenwriter, Director
Supernatural Thriller| Short Film | 2012
* WINNER: Kickstarter Jury Award, Flyway Film Festival 2012
* WINNER: Audience Award, Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival 2014

Post-screening Q&A: IndieWorks

Los Angeles Comic Con 2018 Filmmakers Panel

Writing

+ The Resurrected TV pilot written by Kim Garland
1-hour drama | Horror / Supernatural Thriller
* LAB FELLOW: The Black List / Women in Film Episodic Lab 2019
* FINALIST (Top 18): The Breakk Screenwriting Competition 2019
* FINALIST (Top 5%): WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab 2019
* QUARTERFINALIST (Top 3%): Final Draft Big Break Contest 2019

+ “La Folie Circulaire” Westworld (HBO) spec script ep. 211 written by Kim Garland
1-hour drama | Science Fiction / Western

Script magazine, Columnist: "Write, Direct, Repeat", 2013-2015
Monthly column geared to screenwriters who want to learn about directing and producing their own work.
Archive of articles from “Write, Direct, Repeat” >>

Fangoria magazine, Contributor, 2015
Magazine for horror film news, interviews, reviews and features.

Press

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Panels

LA Comic Con, Panelist, “GeekFest Filmmakers Panel,” 2018
Seed&Spark's #FilmCurious chat, Guest, "Diversity in Storytelling," 2014
• Dragon*Con multi-genre convention, Panelist, "Putting Horror on the Screen," 2012
Romance Writers of America conference, Panelist, "Scriptscene," 2011