Emmeline Minyi Kim (born 17 December 1990), known professionally as Gidget, is an American writer, director, comedian, actress, filmmaker, thinker, and mixed media artist. Born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she created the web series Yeoja. She is best known for writing and directing Enigma of Being Awake and Midnight Mayhem.
December 17, 1990
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|🎓 Alma mater||Chapman University|
Writer, filmmaker, artist
|Notable work||Yeoja, Midnight Mayhem|
|Style||American New Wave|
|🏡 Home town||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Emmeline Minyi Kim was born on December 17, 1990 in Dallas, Texas. Her mother and father met in Austin, Texas. The only daughter of Korean immigrant artists, she grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2008 from Friends Select School. With with an IQ of 150 and help from her community, Kim transferred from public to private school on a special scholarship. She relocated to southern California to study filmmaking with honors at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. In 2012, after graduation, she moved to San Francisco, California. While living in the bay area she began reporting for FourTwoNine and producing more videos for TeamBackpack.
During her freshman and sophomore years in college Kim helped form TeamBackpack. Through the Hip hop platform she first discovered Duckwrth. They maintained their creative relationship to produce later works. She met future collaborators Ania Catherine, Mishka Kornai, and Angela Dalberiste during her undergraduate years. She still regularly works with friends from her childhood and school days.
In 2014, Kim screened her short films at the British Film Institute's BFI Flare in London, England and film festivals in Paris, Dublin, Edinburgh, Prague, Bologna, Seoul, and Los Angeles among other international cities. After the premiere of her music video "Authentics" with Duckwrth on Okayplayer the duo released another music video "Bernal Heights" on Revolt TV. For "Authentics" Kim hand picked musician/actor JD McCrary to star as Young Duckwrth. Kim later documented Anderson Paak's Malibu Tour through the eyes of Duckwrth, who was an opening act alongside Pomo and Little Simz.
Pre-production for Enigma of Being Awake started in 2015. The 53 minute independent featurette introduced stars SAMANIA (Samira Mahboub and Ania Catherine). Jesse Sullivan of American Satan was among the cast. The Kickstarter crowd funded film premiered in 2016.
In 2017, Kim created Yeoja. The comedy web series takes place in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York. The diverse cast of WOC highlight an array of cultures. The show specifically focuses on Asian American women and their web of friends living in the United States.
Kim is a meditating agnostic.
She has given lectures at international universities and institutions such as Moore College, UC Riverside, Gachon University, and the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.
Because most of her grandparents escaped from North Korea during the Korean War she hopes that one day Korea will unite once more.
|2013||dearSAPPHO||Writer, director||Experimental short film|
|2016||Enigma of Being Awake||Writer, director||Featurette|
|2020||Midnight Mayhem||Writer, director||Debut feature film|
|2017 – present||Yeoja||Creator|
- "Emmeline Kim". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- "Emmeline Kim". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- Yeoja, Emmeline Kim, Priscilla Lee, Jennifer Mun, retrieved 2018-03-29
- Kim, Emmeline (2016), Enigma of Being Awake, Samira Mahboub, Ania Catherine, Jesse Sullivan, retrieved 2018-03-29
- Kim, Emmeline; Golden, Justin (2019), Midnight Mayhem, retrieved 2018-03-29
- "FSS Alumni Updates" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on
- "Sapere Aude " dearSAPPHO". sapereaude.chapman.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- World Underground (2013-06-24), TeamBackPack | Stevie Stone, ¡MAYDAY!, Krizz Kaliko | Prod. Kato, retrieved 2018-03-29
- World Underground (2010-12-29), TeamBackPack Cypher | So Proper x Esque Coast x DUCKWRTH | Prod. Billion Coast, retrieved 2018-03-29
- ""Growth" filmmaker discusses perspective and Dolby Vision - Lab Notes". Dolby - Lab Notes. 2015-04-20. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- "BFI Flare Program 2014" (PDF). BFI Flare. Archived from the original (PDF) on
- "American Cinema Evening 2017". U.S. Embassy. Archived from the original on
- "Video Premiere: Duckwrth "Authentics" [Official Video] - Okayplayer". Okayplayer. 2014-09-16. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- "Spotlight on REVOLT: Duckwrth "Bernal Heights"". REVOLT TV. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- duckwrth (2014-09-16), AUTHENTICS - DUCKWRTH®, retrieved 2018-03-29
- "Duckwrth defies categorization as up-and-coming artist". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- "'Cloth' Video Art Piece By LSE Students Will Make You Question Your Assumptions About The Veil". Huffington Post. 2014-03-23. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- "The Enigma of SAMANIA - AUSTERE". www.austeremag.com. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- Popcorn Talk (2017-10-17), Jesse Sullivan Talks Seeing Herself on Screen for First Time, retrieved 2018-03-29
- "Jesse Sullivan". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- "Enigma of Being Awake". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
- "Will You Be With Me - undependence Film Festival 2016". Eventbrite. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
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