Kiyong Kim was born in Korea and grew up in Los Angeles before going to art school in Boston. He studied Illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art, and took creative writing classes at Emerson College where he first discovered what a script was. After graduating, he moved back to Los Angeles and focused on writing and directing. His first script, Brobot, placed 4th in the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition. Since then, he’s written and directed short films that have won contests, played at festivals, and have been licensed for distribution. Kiyong decided to focus on television writing, and was chosen for the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship, the NBC Writers on the Verge program, and the CAAM Fellowship, where Kourtney Kang was his mentor.
He works full time as a Graphic Designer pushing pixels around by day, and works on scripts and an animated web series on nights and weekends.
“I need to see the small wins for me. And make it an achievable thing to aim for. Otherwise it's so overwhelming, this thing that we're trying to do.”