Kim Spurlock


Kim Spurlock is a Vietnamese-American filmmaker based in New York. She holds an MFA in Film Production from NYU. Kim has written, produced and directed multiple award-winning short films including Buổi Chiều, a Vietnamese language ghost story that premiered at Slamdance before winning the Jury Prize at the Vietnamese International Film Festival, and the Student Academy Award Winning DOWN IN NUMBER 5, a Southern Gothic tale of a coal miner pushed to his limits for the love of his son. The film won top prizes for writing and directing at NYU, as well as the Austin Film Festival, the Miami Film Festival and many others. It was selected for America: Here and Now, a traveling art exhibition featuring the works of Cindy Sherman, Lou Reed and Chuck Close. Features in development have drawn support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Venice Biennale Cinema College, IFP, Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Sloan Foundation, The Black List and The Writer’s Lab. Additionally Kim co-created the comedic web series LIVIN' THE DREAM which was nominated for two Indie Series Awards after winning both Best Writing and Best Series at the Brooklyn Webfest.