About

Kim Garland, Screenwriter, Film DirectorKim Garland is a screenwriter and director from Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. She is a co-owner of City Kid Films, 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 graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Creative Writing and began her career in book publishing at Random House while continuing to write fiction. She studied screenwriting at The New School University in NYC and transitioned to the film industry through her work in literary acquisition at Braven Films, a production company headed by Producer Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth).

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

Films written and directed by Kim Garland have screened at a number of 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.

Films

> 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.

The first film in the Resurrection Trilogy.

* WINNER: Kickstarter Jury Award, Flyway Film Festival 2012

> Deal Travis In, Writer/Director/Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short | 2013
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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.

The second film in the Resurrection Trilogy.

In Development:

> Chance, Writer/Director/Producer
Science Fiction | Short | 2015

A woman tests her luck on a first date as the world changes around her.

> Untitled third film of the Resurrection Trilogy, Writer/Director/Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short | 2015

> Intangible, Writer/Director
Supernatural Thriller | Feature | In-Development

Screenwriting & Filmmaking Articles

Garland Dragon Con panel Putting Horror on the ScreenWrite, Direct, Repeat by Kim Garland, monthly Script magazine column, 2013-2014
Filmmaking is for Screenwriters Too by Kim Garland, Film Courage, 2010
Building a Dedicated (and Rocking) Twitter Community by Kim Garland, Jon Reiss: Think Outside the Box Office, 2010

Panels & Contest Judging

• Panelist: “Putting Horror on the ScreenDragon*Con, 2012
• Contest Judge: Romancing the Script, Romance Writers of America, 2011 & 2012
• Panelist: Scriptscene, Romance Writers of America, 2011
• Contest Judge: The Judges for The Story Department, 2011

IMDb

Kim Garland on IMDb
“Vivienne Again” on IMDb
“Deal Travis In” on IMDb

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