My IMDb says most of it. Basically, I lived in SoCal and watched a lot of movies. I've worn many industry hats, but was out of it for years writing, traveling and raising a family with my husband of 36 years. Now nobody wants to hire a photojournalist my age, so I turned back to film, which appreciates experience. I love fabric, design, and coming up with something nobody has ever done to dress actors. I'm also good at wrangling, set design, and last-minute on-set script doctoring. One director told me I was his "most valuable person" because I kept the children focused, the animals passive, the costumes crisp and ready (I mended his personal jeans three times during one five week shoot!) and always had an answer and fix for a problem, which constantly happens on all ultra-low budget films. I can switch gears fast, effortlessly moving from boom operator to crafty when necessary, but a fully-funded SAG film where we all do our own work is wonderful. If I live as long as my grandmother, I can anticipate happily working in film for another forty years.
Name: Kjirstin Youngberg
Lives in: Park City, Utah
Occupation: Costume Designer
Unique traits: I thrive in chaos.