Kristina Leath-Malin

Kristina Leath-Malin

Producer, Scholar, Screenwriter
KLM Productions

Kristina Leath-Malin is a Brooklyn based filmmaker, scholar, screenwriter, and digital artist who's specialization is focused on feminist film Scholarship with a focus on diversity and the horror genre.

Full Bio
Kristina Leath-Malin is a filmmaker, scholar, screenwriter, and digital artist from Detroit, MI currently living in Brooklyn NY. To date, she's completed her bachelors (Philosophy) and two masters degrees (MA/MFA - Media Studies) at Long Island University. Her first published work was a look at the evolution of women in French Horror Cinema -"Objectification Repackaged: the Women of 21st Century French Horror". She continued her feminist scholarship by bringing it home to the states with a personal look at Black Women in American Horror Cinema - "My Final Girl". This work has culminated in a short documentary film, web series, internet database, & MFA the4sis paper w/Distinction.

Her film/stage and digital work has a continued focus on the feminine gaze on and of Women (genre focus {but is not limited to} Horror) in an attempt to challenge the patriarchal history of the cinematic narrative.

Professional Credits
-Women's Media Center "SheSource Expert"

-My Final Girl - Multimedia Thesis project
-My Final Girl Podcast show on BRIC TV

-Stephen King Dollar Baby "One for the Road" short film

-The Business of Love Short play - Estrogenious Theater Festival

-"52 Films By Women" Film review/Internet project (paused due to Covid)

-"Aspects" Diversity Art Art Installation
-Art Takes Times Square - Digital Artist
-Curate NYC

Press & Presence
Industry Awards

Scholarship: Women’s Media Center (WMC)
• 2021 Lectured at University of Pittsburg
• 2019 Appointed a SHESOURCE Expert in the field of Feminist Horror Film Scholarship

Film: One for The Road Short Film (Writer/Director) “Stephen King” Dollar Baby
• 2019 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival (Detroit, MI)
• 2018 Official Selection – Ax Wound Film Festival (Burlington, VT)
• 2018 Official Selection– Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto, ON)

Mixed Media: My Final Girl Short Documentary, Podcast & Internet Database (Writer/Director/Podcaster)
• 2019 Official Selection – Final Girl Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)
• 2018 Official Selection – Web Series Festival Global (Online)
• 2015 The George Stoney Award (Brooklyn Free Speech Television)
• 2016 The B Artistic Award (Brooklyn Free Speech Television)
NYWIFT Committees
Archive, Career Focus, Communications, Development, Fund for Women Filmmakers, International, Moms Network, New Works Lab, Programming, Special Events, Women's Film Preservation Fund, Writers Group, Advocacy
Content Types
Documentary, Media/Art Installation, Web series
Acquisitions, Associate Producer, Editor: Film/Video, Educator, Post-Production Services, Producer, Writer
Business Types
Networks, Publishing
Countries Worked In
Other Countries Worked In
France, Holland, Italy
Foreign Languages Spoken
Other Languages Spoken
French (int)