33; Chief Operating Officer and Festival Director, deadCENTER Film Festival; Oklahoma City
Though science was always her first love, Kim could never quite shake the film bug. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in film studies, she took to producing commercials in the Oklahoma City metro. After volunteering for a few years for the deadCENTER Film Festival, held annually in Oklahoma City, she was hired as the festival’s first staff member in 2006. She has since helped in the transformation of the film festival from a small, volunteer-run festival into a year round, internationally recognized event. In addition, Kim is an independent film producer and has worked on several Oklahoma-based films, including Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, Okie Noodling 2 and Rainbow Around The Sun.