Kang was born in South Korea and moved to America at the age of fifteen to attend Tabor Academy, a boarding school by the sea in Massachusetts. After spending 'unforgettable' three years at Tabor, she transferred to The Winchendon School where she graduated with an 'Excellence in Art' award. The seven months at Winchendon were very influential in her decision to pursue a career in art and filmmaking.
She received her B.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and holds her M.F.A in Film Directing from Columbia University in New York. She was the recipient of the SAIC Enrichment scholarship and the Columbia TOMS Scholarship. Her M.F.A thesis short film THE LOYALIST screened internationally and received numerous accolades, including a nomination from the Adrienne Shelly Foundation for Best Female Director Award, a finalist for the 10th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival.
Kang is a fellow of BIFAN NAFF (Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival - Network of Asian Fantastic Films) Fantastic Film School, Reykjavik Talent Lab, Let’s CEE (Central Eastern Europe) Talent Academy in Vienna, an alumna of International Film Business Academy at Busan Asian Film School, and a member of New Asian Producers Networks (NAPNet). Kang is a director-writer working in cinema.
Her longtime passion project ILLICIT, a psychological thriller, co-authored by a writer-filmmaker Luke Spears whom she met at Columbia University, is currently in financing, participated (as a project in development) in the 2019 BIFAN NAFF 'It Project' and the 2019 Busan Link of Cine-Asia Project Market. Endorsed by Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, ILLICIT was chosen for the 2020 Cannes Marché du Film Fantastic 7.
She frequently splits her time between Seoul, New York, and Los Angeles.
Kang is a South Korean citizen and U.S resident.
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