Born in South Korea, Kang was educated in America from the age of fifteen. She attended Tabor Academy, a college-preparatory boarding school by the sea in Massachusetts. Due to her health condition, she spent most of her senior year at The Winchendon School, 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 enrolled in the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)'s Film and Television program for two years, then transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) to study with an artist-filmmaker Sharon Couzin. After graduating from SAIC with a B.F.A in Studio, she continued her artistic development at Columbia University in New York where she earned her M.F.A in Film Directing. 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. She was the recipient of the SAIC Enrichment scholarship and the Columbia TOMS Scholarship.
Kang is a fellow of BIFAN NAFF (Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival - Network of Asian Fantastic Films) Fantastic Film School, Reykjavik Transatlantic 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 South Korean director-writer working in global cinema.
Her feature project ILLICIT, a psychological dark tale, was first written while Kang enrolled in film school then further developed with a writer-filmmaker Luke Spears (co-author & alumnus of Columbia University Graduate Film Program). ILLICIT, as a project in development, received support from Seoul Film Commission and Busan Film commission, participated 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 and featured in VARIETY. The project is currently in financing.
One of the projects she's presently creating is a feature screenplay EAGLE IN A MINK COAT, a semi-autobiographical story, based on her experience as an international student in America; learning English at the August House, an austere boarding house on Martha's Vineyard where she spent her sixteenth summer.
Kang frequently splits her time between Seoul, New York, and Los Angeles.
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