Kymberly Harris is a Director/Writer/Actor and the founder of Firsthand Films. She wrote and directed the award winning short Rose's Turn. Her film Faith won Best Short at New York International Film Festival, 2018. She is in post production for her latest film, SARAH. A published and produced playwright, several plays by Kymberly have been produced in NYC and in Chicago. Her play FAITH is the only drama published in the new anthology, Proofread or Die!, featuring works by colleagues and friends of the late David Foster Wallace. In 2014, she assisted James Ponsoldt and Jason Segel on the film The End of the Tour. Some stage credits include originating the role of Holly in Eric Simonson's BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY opposite Tracy Letts and the workshop of Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY opposite Thomas Sadoski, Josh Radnor, and Lisa Kudrow. Kymberly teaches acting at The Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute in West Hollywood and is the acting coach to select private clients, including an Emmy winner. She is a member of AEA, AFTRA, SAG, and the Dramatists Guild, and a member of the Ovation Committee. Kymberly holds an MA from Illinois State University in Theatre, and a double MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School at the New School in Acting and Playwriting.
FAITH is a character driven dark comedy inspired by the lives and struggles of real teenagers recovering from drug and alcohol abuse in a psych ward. Under the direction of writer/director Kymberly Harris , this young all star ensemble use method acting techniques to explore the lives of the characters. The result is an edgy, quirky, and heartwarming human story exploring how broken people can find their way back to connection in life and with each other.