Kim Garland | Screenwriter, Film Director


Kim Garland is a screenwriter and director specializing in Horror, Sci-Fi, and Thrillers. She is a co-founder of Scriptchat, a contributor for Fangoria magazine, 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 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).

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).

She is currently in development on The End of Mara, the third short film in her Resurrection Trilogy, scheduled for release in 2015.

Through her production company City Kid Films, films she 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'

Production still: 'Deal Travis In'


The End of Mara, Writer/Director/Producer
Supernatural Thriller | Short | In pre-production
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 | Subscribe to Watch 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

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" column, 2013-Present 
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'

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