Kim J.Y. Han (she/her/hers) is a South Korean writer-director that tells subversive stories with a focus on body politics. She is currently making the festival circuit with her debut film, Champion, and preparing to shoot her next short film, Mottainai. She is also developing multiple TV and Film projects. Most recently, Han produced an independent narrative feature film called Going Somewhere.

Previously, Han was a TV development executive at NBCUniversal. Beyond managing dozens of English-language shows, Han specialized in packaging global-facing shows from Asia. Han also participated in NALIP Latino Lens Incubator as a producer and Film Independent Project Involve as a creative executive fellow. In 2019, Colour Entertainment selected her in their 1st Annual Next Up List, as one of the most hardworking individuals to watch in entertainment.

Han graduated from the University of Chicago with a dual degree in International Studies and Cinema Studies. Beyond her work in film and TV, Han likes to bake, paint, and dabble in her first science fiction novel.