Kimberly Townes jumped into the world of indie filmmaking after directing her UCLA MFA thesis film, “Zero,” which was quickly acquired by HBO. Since graduating, her work has screened on Time Warner Cable’s Free On Demand channel, various international film festivals and the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference film showcase.
Her work has garnered awards and accolades from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the IFC, the Edie and Lew Wasserman Fellowship Program, the BHERC, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prior to UCLA, Kimberly worked as a graphic designer for CBS NEWS online, BET.com, and Scripps Networks Interactive.
Kimberly also studied Production Design at the American Film Institute, holds a B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.