Director: Gloria Yi Young Kim
Runtime: 86 Minutes
Description: Queen of the Morning Calm follows 29-year-old immigrant sex worker Debra, and her self-aware 10-year-old daughter Mona, as they embark on a journey of emancipation. Debra attempts to escape cycles of abuse and poverty while learning to become a more nurturing mother and discovering her own self-worth.
Writer/Producer: Gloria Ui Young Kim
Executive Producer: Carol Whiteman
Co-Producer: Josh Barsky
Director of Photography: Dmitry Lopatin
Editor: Michelle Szemberg
Editor: Orlee Buium
Composer: Stephen Krecklo
Born in Seoul, Korea, writer/director Gloria Ui Young Kim is an alumni of the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab, TIFF Talent Lab and NSI. She recently directed, wrote and produced her first feature, QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM, which won the Women in the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie, the DGC Ontario Best Director Award, Special Jury Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the Canadian Film Festival; Best Director Award at CineFAM; it premiered at the 2019 Whistler Film Festival. She’s won numerous Golds for her commercials and is the recipient of the Corus Fearless Female Filmmaker Award, was one of Women in View’s Five in Focus 2017 and has directed multiple episodes of television. Most recently, she directed for the hit series Coroner (CBC), an MOW for Lifetime and is on the Board of Women in Film and Television-Toronto.