Kim Garland is a screenwriter and director from Hell's Kitchen, NYC. She is a graduate of Columbia University, with a degree in Creative Writing, and studied screenwriting at The New School University in New York. She's worked in literary acquisition at Braven Films, as a columnist for Script magazine, and as a Story Producer for MTV.

Kim made her directing debut in 2012 with the award-winning short film Vivienne Again. Shortly after, she directed Deal Travis In (2013), a short supernatural thriller starring Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire).

The End of Mara (2016) is the final film in her Resurrection Trilogy — a trilogy of supernatural shorts set in an underground world in NYC where people resurrect from the dead. In addition to the film trilogy, this story-world will continue to be expanded through a new comic book and miniseries, which are currently being developed.

Through her production company City Kid Films, films Kim has written and directed have screened at numerous film festivals & screening series, including, Fantasia International Film Festival, HollyShorts, Dragon*Con, Flyway Film Festival, Long Beach Comic Expo, Slaughter Movie House,  FilmColumbia Festival, and the Big Apple Film Festival.

Production still: 'Deal Travis In'


Body Image, Writer/Director
Horror | Short | 2017
A woman is tormented by her compulsion to stay thin.

The End of Mara, Writer/Director/Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short | 2016
Trailer | Behind-The-Scenes Videos
A woman helps her husband break free of a curse that’s brought him back to life and trapped him on Manhattan Island.

Deal Travis In, Writer/Director/Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short | 2013
Trailer | Watch Now for Free | Available on IndieFlix
A man trying to make his peace with the mysterious death of his daughter is offered the answers he’s seeking, but at the cost of his freedom and another woman’s life.

Vivienne Again, Writer/Director
Supernatural Thriller| Short | 2012
Trailer | Watch Now for Free | Available on IndieFlix
A funeral home employee saves a dead woman from the killer who’s closing in to complete the job.
* WINNER: Kickstarter Jury Award, Flyway Film Festival 2012
* WINNER: Audience Award, Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival 2014

Photo: IndieWorks


Script magazine, Columnist, "Write, Direct, Repeat", 2013-2015
Fangoria magazine, Contributor, 2015


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

Dragon*Con panel: 'Putting Horror on the Screen'

Programming & Judging

Flyway Film Festival, Short Film Programmer & Juror, 2014
Romance Writers of America, Contest Judge, "Romancing the Script" contest, 2011 & 2012
The Story Department, Contest Judge, "The Judges" contest, 2011


> Kim Garland on IMDb
> "Vivienne Again" on IMDb
> "Deal Travis In" on IMDb
> "The End of Mara" on IMDb
> "Body Image" on IMDb


> Download Kim Garland Resume [PDF]