Kim Furst is an award winning producer/director. She began her career as a film editor by bringing her distinctive style of storytelling to the documentary industry, with projects such as Discovery Channel's Rocket Challenge, One Six Right, Wings Over the Rockies starring Harrison Ford with music by James Newton Howard, and the PBS reality series The Horsemen, with music provided by Academy Award winning composer James Horner.
She has produced hours of behind the scenes documentaries for American studio features, including Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible: III - for which she earned Paramount Pictures a Golden Satellite Award, the "special features content" industry’s highest award.
Her directoral debut Flying the Feathered Edge was acclaimed as “a wonderful film” by Harrison Ford and “A cinematic burst of high-flying joy” by the press. Feathered Edge received the prestigious Combs/Gates Award from the National Aviation Hall of Fame, and is listed by FLYING Magazine as one of the top 14 aviation films of all time, along with Top Gun, The Right Stuff, and Apollo 13.
Kim recently created 1827 in Jackson Browne's childhood home for her proof of concept for George Eliot's Miss Brooke starring Chelsea Alden ("13 Reasons Why") with DP Denis Moran ("Mad Men") and Tammy Fouts, Camera ("Avatar 2,3.") Upcoming projects include The Last Grandmaster, a documentary filmed in Japan on Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th Grandmaster of Ninjitsu, and Rock Camp, starring Roger Daltry, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons, and Nancy Wilson.
Kim is a member of the Motion Picture Editor's Guild, and is on the Board of the Alliance of Women Directors where she created and spearheads their ongoing "Works in Progress Program" with sponsors Canon and FotoKem.