KIM j.y. HAN , filmmaker
... is a Korean American writer/director/producer that likes to tell socially conscious stories and push boundaries in all art forms. She was born in Ohio, raised in Northern California and Seoul, and now resides in Los Angeles. Her idols are Agnes Varda, Lee Chang-Dong, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, each with distinct cinematic vision and ability to flawlessly inhabit any genre or form.
Upon graduating from the University of Chicago with an Honors BA in International Studies & Cinema Studies, Kimberly moved to Los Angeles to explore Hollywood. After working at Leverage Management (BALLERS) and Anonymous Content (THIRTEEN REASONS WHY), Kimberly is now a Manager of Scripted TV at the Universal Studios Group.
Kimberly was also a Creative Executive fellow in the 2018 Film Independent Project Involve program, through which she produced several short films. Of those, LIBERTY won prestigious awards including the Crystal Bear Special Jury Award at Berlinale International Film Festival 2019 and the Narrative Shorts Jury Award at SXSW 2019. The animation short THE COIN also won awards all over the world and premiered at SXSW; and FULL BEAT, a transgender coming-of-age story premiered at Bentonville and sold distribution to HBO. Han also founded Koreans in Media in Los Angeles, which aims to unite and highlight filmmakers of Korean descent and their allies.
Fun fact: How the Han family takes all family portraits...