Kim Garland is a screenwriter and director from Hell's Kitchen, NYC. She is a co-founder of Scriptchat and a columnist for Script magazine. At Script, she covers her ongoing experience writing and directing her first films in the column, Write, Direct, Repeat.

Kim recently completed work on a new show for MTV World / Viacom as a Story Producer, and is currently in post-production on The End of Mara, the third short film in her Resurrection Trilogy.

A graduate of Columbia University, with a degree in Creative Writing, Kim began her career in book publishing at Random House while continuing to write Fiction.

She studied screenwriting at The New School University and transitioned to film through her work in literary acquisition at Braven Films, a production company headed by Producer Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth).

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

Through her production company City Kid Films, films Kim has written and directed have screened at numerous film festivals, including Fantasia International Film Festival, HollyShorts, Dragon*Con, New York International Short Film Festival, Flyway, NewFilmmakers New York, FilmColumbia Festival, and the Big Apple Film Festival.

Production still: 'Deal Travis In'


The End of Mara , Writer/Director/Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short | 2016
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 Drama | 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.

Photo: IndieWorks

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


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