DIRECTOR: KIMBERLY LEVIN is a filmmaker, director of theater and television and former biochemist. Variety called her debut narrative feature, Runoff, “Riveting...Inexorably powerful...The bees in the field won’t be the only things buzzing.”
In development, Runoff was one of the top scripts in the 2009 Nicholl; a 2012 Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Narrative Lab fellow; and one of six films in post-production selected for the European fellowship USinProgress in 2012. Runoff was named one of the 20 Best Undistributed Films of 2014. Most recently, she was selected as one of twenty directors from around the world for the inaugural Fox Global Directors Initiative.
Levin was given a scholarship to attend the New York University Graduate Film program. Her award- winning narrative short film,“Between Baronovskys,” premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Her one-act play, Just One Night has been published in two anthologies and produced countless times. She was the Associate Director of the Broadway premiere of Closer, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Play. She created and directed Yellow from a collection of unpublished poetry by John Patrick Shanley, which premiered at The Ensemble Studio Theatre. She directed the Off Broadway premiere of The Weatherbox at Rattlestick Theater, of which The New York Times said, “(Levin) seems to have taken a no-holds-barred, dead-ahead approach, and it works.”
Levin was commissioned by CurrentTV to create short documentary films including: Married to the Military, The New Kosovo and After War. Levin has developed film and television projects with the Weinstein Company, Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Left/Right Films. She is the Co-Producer of Eating with the Enemy with Tribeca Films and HBO.
Levin’s original scientific research on small peptide chains known as hydroxy-methyl- phytochelatins has been published in a widely used chemistry textbook.