Kristina Leath-Malin is a filmmaker, scholar, screenwriter, and digital artist from Detroit, living in Brooklyn NY.
She has recently completed her second and terminal graduate degree (M.F.A.) at Long Island University in Media Studies with her work MY FINAL GIRL: THE BLACK WOMEN OF AMERICAN HORROR, and first began her graduate voyage in Feminist Horror Theory with her M.A. published thesis (turned book) OBJECTIFICATION REPACKAGED: THE WOMEN OF 21ST CENTURY FRENCH HORROR.
She is also a post-9/11 New York artist (theater and opera performer turned filmmaker) who worked in tower 1 on the 107th floor until that fateful day. After, she traveled through Europe with a performance group and landed in Paris, where she began writing. Scripting and having ideas inspired her to return to graduate school, after making several short films and wanting to truly understand the mechanics of meaning in cinema.
In addition to her film efforts, she has curated 4 (shown in 7) multimedia art exhibitions in New York City. Currently, she is building her internet research and information database MY FINAL GIRL and (after being granted contractual usage) finished a short film with her feminist take on the Stephen King “Dollar Baby” ONE FOR THE ROAD (the sequel to Salem’s Lot).
Her next projects will be; based on the mythology of Lillith, the first wife of Adam and then the life of Alice B. Russell (wife and business partner of Oscar Micheaux)