"Last Black Man in San Francisco"
“The foundation of my film career was built at Johns Hopkins. The Film and Media Studies faculty gave me an enduring education and generous guidance, which I am still benefiting from to this day. The combination of film theory and hands-on production classes is ideal, and it mirrors my current work as a creative producer in the independent film space, where I develop scripts with auteurs and also lead physical production. In addition to skills and knowledge, Johns Hopkins has also given me the life-long resource of the FMS community, which I continue to enjoy in Los Angeles. Some of my favorite JHU memories were within FMS classrooms. I highly recommend this program for anyone considering a career in film.”
Born in Seoul, but adopted and raised in Baltimore, Kimberly Parker is a producer based in Los Angeles. Parker produced the sophomore feature of Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos, Manos Sucias), CATCH THE FAIR ONE, Winner of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky and Protozoa. Parker was Executive Producer on A24’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Best Director, Sundance 2019) and produced I Am My Own Mother, one of two American shorts in Cannes’ Cinéfondation 2018. Parker also produced Katie Says Goodbye (TIFF 2016), starring Olivia Cooke and Christopher Abbott. Parker produced an interactive, gaze-controlled virtual reality film, Broken Night, starring Emily Mortimer (Tribeca, Cannes Next 2017). Her first feature as a producer, Those People, won Audience Awards at Outfest and NewFest, and was nominated for Outstanding Film (Ltd. Release) at the 2017 GLAAD Awards. Parker was a 2016 San Francisco Film Society/KRF Producing Fellow. She participated in EPI’s Trans Atlantic Partners, Berlinale Talents, and the Sundance Women in Film Financing Intensive. Parker is a three-time IFP alum, and a member of the Producers Guild of America. She graduated with a Film M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in Film and Media Studies and the Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.