Kim Buikema is an audio producer, media maker, and screenwriter. Previously, she worked as a secondary school music and media studies teacher in London before earning a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in Chicago. Music and mental health are often topics in her work, and Kim loves to experiment with both aural and visual storytelling. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College, City University New York.
Kim joined the iDeas Lab in January 2023 as a producer to collaborate with faculty on developing and producing new projects in a variety of formats. Previous to that, she helped launch More Than A Feeling, a narrative podcast about emotions that was a production of the Ten Percent Happier company, where she also served as associate producer on the flagship Ten Percent Happier podcast.Kim’s short script, “The North Bridge,” was a semifinalist for the 2021 Chicago Screenplay Awards and was selected for Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival’s Script Studio of the same year. Her feature length script, An Extraordinary Man, was a 2019 semifinalist for The Writers Lab. Her experimental audio projects have been selected for various festivals and broadcasts, including On-Air Fest 2021 and Viennese radio station Orange 94.0’s show female:pressure.