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Kristina Yee

Writer, Children's

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

Work

Current

Space Chickens in Space
Cake Entertainment / Disney

Currently writing 11′ episodes of this new animation sci-fi/comedy (6-11 age group)

Sir Mouse
Salty Dog Pictures / Monster Entertainment

Currently writing for animated children’s programme

In Development

Danny’s Awesome World
Salty Dog Pictures

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

Play It Again
Light Cube Ltd

Development Writer – musical animated children’s programme (pre-school)

Untitled
Avalon Films Ltd

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

The Lost Queen
Paper Panther Productions

Animation feature, family/adventure
Currently in development with Paper Panther Productions, Dublin, Ireland

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

The Dublin Run

Live-action feature, musical
Logline: Two people finding themselves in love, but fighting against a system that aims to tear them apart.

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.

Children's Television

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)

Emoto Weather Station (2017)
Light Cube Ltd

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

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.