Kimberly O'Shea - Producer

Kim is a Producing Fellow at AFI. She was a recipient of the CineVegas Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2009. She has worked as an associate producer, 2nd assistant director, unit production manager and assistant to the producer on various short films. Kim is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in Film.

Kim was born in the Philippines to a Filipino mother and an Irish American father. She spent the first seven years of her life there until her family relocated to Las Vegas, NV. Raised in the states Kim has gone back to the Philippines numerous times growing up and has a deep connection to her and her mother's homeland. The story of "SAMNANG" resonates with Kim as it reminds her of her and her mother's assimilation process when first arriving in the United States. It wasn't easy for her mother, but through courage and love, like Samnang, she found a way.