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Iris K. Shim's foray into filmmaking began in documentary. Her first film, THE HOUSE OF SUH, premiered at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and went on to win awards at the Hamptons Film Festival, San Diego Asian American Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, as well as a CINE Master Series Award. The film aired nationally on MSNBC in 2011. 

Iris has since transitioned into narrative with her studies at Columbia University's Graduate Film Program, where she has recently completed her thesis film H7N3, a genre-blending short film starring C.S. Lee (Dexter). She currently resides in Los Angeles.