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Award-winning writer, director, producer, documentarian. All things dramedy, redemption stories, coming-of-age, dark comedy, and magical realism. Transmuting trauma into healing through stories.
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- Writer/Director, "19.99 Plus Tax" in-development--Cine Qua Non Lab residency.
- Writer/Director/Producer, "The SweetSpot," funded by Princess Grace Foundation.
- Director/Producer, "Justice for My Sister," funded by Latino Public Broadcasting
- Director/Producer, (3) Music Videos, Maya Jupiter.
- Director, (5) Mazola Web Commercials, We Are Cocina.

Cine Qua Non Lab Residency (2019), AFI Directing Workshop for Women Finalist (2018), Sundance New Voices Lab Finalist (2018), Ford Foundation's Rockwood JustFilms Fellowship (2018 & 2017), Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today Fellowship--HOLA Mexico Film Festival (2016), Princess Grace Foundation Special Project Award (2015), Artist Residency Centers (ARC) with NALIP (2014)

Personal Details

Pasadena, Los Angeles

English, Spanish

Work Details

 
Non-member

National Association of Latino Independent Producers

Producer, Line Producer, Second Assistant Director
Writer

Kimberly Bautista is a Colombian-American award-winning writer, director, and producer from Pasadena, California. Her feature-length documentary film "Justice for My Sister" about femicide in Guatemala was broadcast on PBS Stations and TeleSUR, and encouraged audiences to break the silence about abuse, many for the first time. This laid the groundwork for her to found the arts nonprofit Justice for My Sister Collective--to train underrepresented filmmakers to transform experiences marked by trauma into stories of healing, and to promote racial justice and gender equality.

Outfest Fusion premiered Kimberly's comedic pilot "The SweetSpot," about the "in-between generation," who start to run things... slower than they'd like. She's currently developing a dark comedy/magical realism TV series titled "Elemental Powers," about women’s power to heal.