So Yong Kim

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So Yong Kim
So Yong Kim Deauville 2012.jpg
So Yong Kim in 2012 at the Deauville American Film Festival.
Born So Yong Kim
1968 (age 48–49)
Pusan, South Korea
Korean name
Hangul 김소영
Revised Romanization Gim Soyeong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Soyŏng

So Yong Kim (born 1968) is an award-winning Korean American independent filmmaker. She has made four feature films: In Between Days, Treeless Mountain, For Ellen, and Lovesong.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Busan, South Korea in 1968 and was raised in Los Angeles, California.[1]


Kim received the Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival for her debut feature, In Between Days. Loosely inspired by her own youth, the film was shot in Toronto, mostly improvised by its teenage cast members, whose awkward, raw romance and alienation from their surroundings were expressed through intimate digital photography.

Kim's film For Ellen premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2014, Kim released Spark and Light, a short film starring Riley Keough commissioned by fashion house Miu Miu as part of their ongoing series Women's Tales.[2]

In 2016 Kim's film Lovesong premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.[3] The film, about two best friends who fall in love, reunited her with Jena Malone (who appeared in For Ellen) and Riley Keough.

Personal life[edit]

Kim is married to Bradley Rust Gray. The couple have two children.[4]


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