Director Kim Spurlock traces her roots to Vietnam and Appalachia, and often draws from family folklore to create stories about life, love and death.

AFTERNOON, a Vietnamese ghost story, is a "...quietly beautiful film about death, spirits and the importance of family bonds" - San Francisco International Film Festival. AFTERNOON premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and went on to win numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at the Vietnamese International Film Festival. Her other films include UTA, which premiered at the Munich International Student Film Festival where it won First Prize in the Gestures of Reconciliation Competition, and FISH, which premiered at the Palm Springs and ultimately earned her a trip to Tokyo for the Short Shorts Festival. Kim returned to West Virginia to make her NYU Graduate Thesis Film DOWN IN NUMBER 5, which won the 2009 King First Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking, the 2009 Wasserman Award for Directing, the Haig P. Manoogian Award and the Martin E. Segal Prize.

Before completing her MFA at Tisch, Kim studied Anthropology in Nashville, TN, worked as a bicycle courier in Washington, DC and shot a documentary in Sofia, Bulgaria. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is developing her first feature film entitled KIN.