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Kristina Yee

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation, Live Action, Series Developer

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Kristina Yee is a screenwriter, author of children’s books, director, and animator living in Dublin, Ireland.

Kristina graduated from Harvard University where she studied Folklore and Mythology. She was also a member of the prestigious Harvard Lampoon where she drew cartoons for the famous campus comedy magazine. After Harvard, Kristina attended the National Film and Television School, UK, where she earned her MA in Animation Direction. Her graduation film, Miss Todd, an ambitious stop-motion musical went on to win many accolades, including a Student Academy Award, Royal Television Society Award, an Annie Award Nomination, and many others. Miss Todd was then published as a children’s picture book in 2015. Kristina’s second children’s book, entitled The Girl Who Ran was released in June 2017. It received a Starred Kirkus Review, an Amelia Bloomer Project Award, an Independent Publisher’s Moonbeam Children’s Literature Award, an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, and was a Forward Indies Finalist.

Kristina has written for shows such as Kiva Can Do for Nickelodeon, and Space Chickens in Space for Disney, her episode ‘Food Fight’ receiving a Best Writer for an Animated Series nomination at the Irish Animation Awards 2019.

Kristina has several of her own projects in development including original series and features for both animation and live-action.

Work

Current

Goat Girl
Daily Madness / Cartoon Network

Co-creator, co-head writer on major new 6+ animated comedy for Cartoon Network, with Shannon George

Ladybird Lu
Brown Bag / Cartoon Network / HBO Max

Currently writing on 7′ pre-school show

Silly Sundays
Cartoon Saloon / Cartoon Network / HBO Max

Currently writing on 7′ pre-school comedy

Title TBA
Wall to Wall / Warner Bros. / CBBC

Writing the bible and pilot episode for live action kids comedy series

Title TBA
BBC

Development work on book adaptation for a 6-9 comedy or adventure/comedy for BBC in-house animation

Title TBA
Traumhaus

Co-writing an animated feature with German director Nina Wels

The Lost Queen
Paper Panther Productions / Screen Ireland

Animation feature, family/adventure
Currently in development with Paper Panther Productions, Dublin, with development funding from Screen Ireland.

Television

Best & Bester (2021)
Gigglebug

2 x 11′ episodes for new animated 6+ comedy for Nickelodeon

The South Westerlies S2 (2020)
Deadpan Pictures

Wrote one episode on the Irish comedy-drama series

Dodo (2020-2021)
Wildseed Studios / Sky

Wrote two episodes on this new 10+ animated comedy series which launched on Sky Kids on 14th June 2021

The Little Dream Mixer (2020)
Traumhaus Studios

Wrote the pilot episode with Shannon George for a new animation series

Nina & Ogla (2020)
Enanimation / Rai

Wrote 9 x 7′ episodes with Shannon George on new animation series

Love Monster (2019-2020)
CBeebies / Karrot / Boatrocker

3 x 7′ episodes for new 4-6 animated series
– Clear Out Day
– Favourite Library Book Day
– Ha Ha Ha Day

Ollie (2019)
Ink & Light Films / Lunanime

6 episodes on animated preschool series, broadcast 2020 on RTÉ Jr and Ketnet

NOMINATED for Writer’s Guild of Ireland Zebbie Award (Animation) for her episode 141

Space Chickens in Space (2018)
Cake Entertainment / Disney

11′ episodes of this new animation sci-fi/comedy (6-11 age group), currently screening on Disney Jr

NOMINATION: Best Writer for an Animated Series at the Irish Animation Awards 2019 for the episode ‘Food Fight’

Sir Mouse (2018)
Salty Dog Pictures / Monster Entertainment

3 x 11′ episodes for animated children’s programme

Kiva Can Do (2016-2017)
Kavaleer Productions / RTÉ / Nickelodeon Jr

Screenwriter (6 episodes) – 11’ animated series about a little girl who makes inventions out of cardboard (upper pre-school)

I’m a Fish (2017)
Monster Entertainment/RTÉ

Screenwriter (9 episodes), Script Editor (22 episodes) – comedic animated educational programme about fish (pre-school)

Development

Alva and the Trolls (2021)
Kavaleer / RTE / Sky Kids

Development of bible and scripts; “developed by” credit

Umami (2020)
Distillery Films

Development work on 2D animated series

Untitled (2019)
Zephyr Animation

Development work and script on new project, with Shannon George

The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti
Zodiak Kids / Gigglebug

Development script for 6+ animated comedy, now in production

Danny’s Awesome World
Salty Dog Pictures

Development Team – animated children’s programme (upper pre-school)

Untitled
Avalon Films Ltd

Development Team/Head Writer – animated children’s programme (preschool)

The Trial of Pearl Hart

Live-action feature, Western
Logline: In 1899, one of the last ever stagecoach robberies in the West was committed by a woman. They called her the Bandit Queen, the Lady Bandit of Arizona – her name was Pearl Hart.
Official Selection Beverly Hills Film Festival
Winner: 2018 LA Independent Film Maker’s Showcase Screenwriting Competition, Second Prize

My Modern Feminist Marriage

TV series, comedy, half hour format
Logline: Twenty-something Sam Lee struggles to live out her feminist ideals in her real life marriage.

Short Films (Wrote & Directed)

Miss Todd (2013)

Student Academy Award Winner, Royal Television Society Winner, Annie Awards Nominee, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, and many other accolades.
More info at www.misstoddfilm.com

Witch (2011)

First Light Award

Blind Date (2011)
Mirror, Mirror (2011)
No Water, No Moon (2009)

Best Local Entry, 1-Minute Film Festival

Alice (2008)

Lumen Eclipse Public Art Exhibit

Theatre

The Woods & Grandma (2017)
Dead Lady Productions

Director
Won Bewley’s Little Gem Award and was nominated for the Spirit of Wit Award and the Spirit of the Fringe/Spirit of Project Award at the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival.

Very Rich Hours (2016)
Tabletop Productions

Director
Won Judge’s Choice Award, 2016 Dublin Fringe Festival.

Flemish Proverbs (2015)

Producer and Co-director
Won Best Design Award and was nominated for the Spirit of the Fringe Award at the 2015 Dublin
Fringe Festival.

Publications (Children's Literature)

The Girl Who Ran (2017)
Compendium, Inc

Starred Kirkus Review Recipient, Independent Publisher’s Moonbeam Children’s Literature Award, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Medalist, Forward Indies Finalist, Recipient of the Amelia Bloomer Project Award
Authors: Kristina Yee, Frances Poletti
Based on the story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman in the world to run the Boston Marathon.

Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine (2015)
Compendium, Inc

Authors: Kristina Yee, Frances Poletti
Based on the award-winning short film, MISS TODD.