Kim Waltrip

Kim Waltrip

Wonderstar Productions
Producer and Director

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About Kim

Kim Waltrip is a Producer and Director. Her projects include the revolutionary trio of films "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" Him, Her and Them, starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Viola Davis and William Hurt. The films "Him" and "Her" Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and "Them" was in competition in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Other projects include, "Hit & Run" starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper, "Back in the Day" starring Michael Rosenbaum, Morena Baccarin, Harland Williams and Nick Swardson. She just wrapped production on "Walk to Vegas" based on the true story about Hollywood big shots who will bet on anything. Other notable films include "A Very Mary Christmas" starring Elliott Gould, Cloris Leachman, Linda Gray, Gene Simmons, Della Reese, Fred Willard, Cybil Shepherd, Lainie Kazan and Olesya Rulin, "Adopt a Sailor," starring Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote and Ethan Peck, "An Evergreen Christmas," featuring the legendary Robert Loggia, "I Didn't Come Here to Die," "A Thousand Cuts," the PBS special "Diahann Carroll, The Lady, The Music, The Legend," and many more, plus a variety of commercials and music videos.

Kim has served as a juror for the Palm Springs International Short Fest, the California Independent Film Festival, the Red Rock Film Festival, the International Youth Silent Film Festival and is co-founder of the Feartastic Film Festival. She has moderated panels at Palm Springs Comic Con, featuring writers Andrew Neiderman, Charles Evered and Valhalla Entertainment's Marina Dompke. In April 2017, she is received the "Most Valuable Patron" award by the Garden State Film Festival.

Kim's career began in New York City as a model for the Wilhelmina Agency, in 1976. She traveled the world and has lived in Paris, Milan, Cannes, Munich and Zurich.

In 1998 after the death of her friend Sonny Bono, Kim moved to Palm Springs where she began work as the District Director for Congresswoman Mary Bono. There she helped establish the "Mary Bono Walk for Children's Charities," the "First Annual 44th Congressional District Mock Congress," the "Congressional Art Competition" was the liaison for the "Triangular Adoption" program which required detail discipline and a commitment to go to sea with the U.S. Navy in celebration of Assault Helicopter Warship's duties. She also established, directed and produced the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail "Again They Serve" which took the top award in all services of the military and established the "Congressional Recognition for Service to the Country" certificate that is given to the families of fallen military members.

Kim was honored with the "Aide de Camp" award by the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail, the "Woman of Distinction" in the Arts by American Pen Women. and the "Appreciation Award" from the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail again in 2011. She has been awarded the "Congressional Recognition for Service to the Community," the "Desert Visionary Award" by the Women's Leaders Forum, the "Woman of Distinction" Award by the California State Assembly, District 42, the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award by Palm Springs Life Magazine in 2013. ​

She has served on the Board of the Olive Crest Homes for Abused and Neglected Children's Foundation, who honored her with the "Angel of the Year Award." She is a former Board Member of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television and was honored with the "Desert Diva Award" at the Broken Glass Awards in 2012. Kim has served on the advisory board of CBS Local 2, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, was a board member of the Tour de Palm Springs, Indian Wells Rotary. She was awarded the "Paul Harris Fellow" from Rotary International and she has organized numerous charitable events, tournaments and galas, including the Concert for Katrina and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit for the Red Cross. She was the Co-Chair for the Shelter From the Storm Gala 2014 and the chair of the American Cancer Society's Desert Spirit Gala for 2016.

Kim is proud to be on the advisory board of the CJE House - An Artist Residency for Veterans in Joshua Tree, CA and the Palm Springs Speaks, a speaker series in the Coachella Valley.

Credits

  • Hidden America

    Hidden America (2018)
    Television (Adventure) Producer We discover history and explore nature and incredible hidden locations with great traveling companions in Hidden America.

  • Walk to Vegas

    Walk to Vegas (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Based on a true story about Hollywood big shots who will bet on anything.

  • Bachelor Lions

    Bachelor Lions (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Producer When Mark Myers and Zane Daniels meet each has yet to find ONE THING that makes them even remotely interesting. Together, they will embark on a journey most people will never take. A journey inward, to find their one true talent.

  • Jack and Jill

    Jack and Jill (2017)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer Two best friends take a small town by storm on what could be their last weekend together.

  • Late Bloomers (The Chloe & Sage Chronicles)

    Late Bloomers (The Chloe & Sage Chronicles) (2016)
    The Chloe (Comedy) Producer Two still single career women in their late 30's seek refuge in each other with their biological clocks ticking and life choices in question. Feeling ostracized by their successful, married-with-kids friends, and the mounting pressure of societal norms telling them they "should" have it all by now, they brazenly chase the fairytale, while navigating their complicated lives in L.A. Written by Creators

  • Patient Seven

    Patient Seven (2016)
    Film (Horror) Producer The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, one by one the horrors theyve committed begin to unfold. However, Dr. Marcus soon learns that there is one patient who ties them all together - Sarah Pegram

  • Dennis Viollet: A United Man

    Dennis Viollet: A United Man (2016)
    Film (Documentary and Biography) Producer Directed by Rachel Viollet, and featuring interviews with soccer legends; Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson, Denis Law, Nobby Stiles and Paddy Crerand, this inspiring documentary showcases the life of Manchester United and Busby Babe legend Dennis Viollet. A natural goal scorer, Dennis played a key role in catapulting Manchester United to the top of English soccer during the 1950's and 1960's. A member of the iconic Busby Babes team, Dennis survived the Munich air crash, where many of his teammates tragically lost their lives. After Munich, Dennis was instrumental in keeping Manchester United afloat, helping the club to become triumphant once again. In 1973 Dennis moved to America, where he pioneered the sport of soccer, guiding it to new levels of popularity. From the grass-roots level, to the professional ranks, Dennis forged a path for many youngsters who dreamed of playing the professional game in America. "Dennis Viollet - A United Man" is a story about a man who became a ...

  • THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM, HER AND THEM

    THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM, HER AND THEM (2015)
    Film by Kim and Jim Productions EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

  • THE VISITANT

    THE VISITANT (2014)
    Film (short) Co-Producer

  • JEROME'S BOUQUET

    JEROME'S BOUQUET (2014)
    Film (short) by Kim and Jim Productions Executive Producer

  • BACK IN THE DAY

    BACK IN THE DAY (2014)
    Film by Kim and Jim Productions - directed by Dan Gordon Producer

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
    Film (Drama) Producer One couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

  • LIKE A COUNTRY SONG

    LIKE A COUNTRY SONG (2013)
    Film consulting producer

  • An Evergreen Christmas

    An Evergreen Christmas (2013)
    Film by Kim and Jim Productions Producer

  • HIT AND RUN

    HIT AND RUN (2013)
    Film by Kim and Jim Productions Producer

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)
    Film (Drama) Producer Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Producer A woman and man seemingly so in love finds their marriage is shaken to the core when life throws them a devastating curve. Now this New York couple must try to understand each other as they cope with loss and attempt to reclaim the life and love they once had. Written by Cannes Film Festival

  • LIVE NUDE GIRLS

    LIVE NUDE GIRLS (2012)
    Film consulting producer

  • EXPECTING MARY (a.k.a. A VERY MARY CHRISTMAS)

    EXPECTING MARY (a.k.a. A VERY MARY CHRISTMAS) (2012)
    Film by Kim and Jim Productions Producer

  • I DIDN'T COME HERE TO DIE

    I DIDN'T COME HERE TO DIE (2012)
    Film by Kim and Jim Productions PRODUCER

  • A THOUSAND CUTS

    A THOUSAND CUTS (2011)
    Television by Kim and Jim Productions Producer

  • DIAHANN CARROLL - THE LADY, THE MUSIC, THE LEGEND

    DIAHANN CARROLL - THE LADY, THE MUSIC, THE LEGEND (2011)
    Television by Kim and Jim Productions Producer

  • ADOPT A SAILOR

    ADOPT A SAILOR (2010)
    Film by WONDERSTAR PRODUCTIONS Producer

  • Diahann Carroll: The Lady. The Music. The Legend

    Diahann Carroll: The Lady. The Music. The Legend (2010)
    TV Movie (Musical) Producer Add a Plot »

  • A Very Mary Christmas

    A Very Mary Christmas (2010)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Producer Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family. Written by Dan Gordon

  • VISITING - The Short

    VISITING - The Short (2009)
    Film (short) by Kim and Jim Productions Producer

  • Visiting

    Visiting (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Mexican Gold

    Mexican Gold (2009)
    Film (Western) Actress After the brazen escape from his sentence to be hanged, infamous outlaw Jack Barnett cons a crooked judge, local saloon gal and an old partner into partaking in the heist of a lifetime. Havoc breaks loose when a small town Sheriff stands for justice and although both sides stick to their guns, only one will prevail. Written by Anonymous

  • Her Morbid Desires

    Her Morbid Desires (2008)
    Video (Comedy and Thriller) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Voyeur Eyes Only

    Voyeur Eyes Only (2000)
    Video (Short and Thriller) Actress A Handyman in an old Hollywood apartment building has many stories to tell, leading to a voyeuristic look into five apartments, and five diverse lives. In "A Fresh Start," Carla would do anything to get out of her dreary apartment and change her life. She's got the looks. Now all she needs is a gun. In "Do Unto Others," apartment H contains curious samples of winning salesmanship, but not everyone is willing to buy. In "The Big Date," loneliness seems to be a permanent resident at apartment K, but its eviction is about to occur. In "The Lord's Work," they're making an attempt to clear the air in a certain apartment, even though clean air is not what this tenant wants. In "Petey," the residents in apartment G can't speak, but he has an awful lot on his mind. Written by Marc Cushman

  • Griffin Goes to the Grand Canyon

    Griffin Goes to the Grand Canyon (1998)
    Video (Short and Family) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Reverse Heaven

    Reverse Heaven (1994)
    Film Actress Add a Plot »

  • Rings

    Rings (1993)
    Film (Action) Actress Add a Plot »

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night (1991)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress Bill Gillespie is a police chief in a small town in the American South, and later becomes sheriff of the county. As Bill tries to solve crimes and catch criminals, aided by his capable investigator Virgil Tibbs and police lieutenant Bubba Skinner, he must navigate tricky small-town politics. Racial tensions often run high in the South and this theme is frequently explored. Bill's personal life is often portrayed in this TV drama, as well. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

  • Guns of Paradise

    Guns of Paradise (1990 - 1991)
    Television (Drama and Western) Actress Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

  • Hardball

    Hardball (1990)
    Television (Action, Crime and Drama) Actress Charlie Battles is a veteran cop who was about to be assigned a desk job. When he is teamed with a hotshot, Kaz Kaczierowski. Together, they team up, constantly being at odds over how to handle criminals.

  • Nights in White Satin

    Nights in White Satin (1987)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actress When her friend, a social worker, is killed in a drive-by shooting, the young Lisa is thrown out of track: she lives on the streets of L.A. There she's found by the successful photographer Walker Jordan, who's working on a new image book featuring homeless persons. He takes her home in his stylish studio, makes her his assistant... and eventually falls in love with her. Is she ready again to return such feelings? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

  • Pretty Smart

    Pretty Smart (1987)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress In this adolescent-oriented drama, a young woman is forced to attend a posh finishing school in the Mediterranean. She vents her anger by rebelling against the cruel and sicko headmaster. When she discovers that he has been secretly photographing them naked and profiting from the pictures, she rallies the other girls and gets revenge.

  • Cheers

    Cheers (1985)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress The lives of the disparate group of employees and patrons at a Boston watering hole called Cheers over eleven years is presented. Over much of this period, Sam Malone, a womanizing ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher and an alcoholic, owns the bar, its purchase and this life which was his salvation from his alcoholism which was largely the cause of the end of his baseball career. He ends up having a love-hate relationship with intellectual Diane Chambers, who he hires as a waitress and whose cultured mentality is foreign to anyone else in the bar. He also has an evolving relationship with Rebecca Howe, who managed the bar for the Lily Corporation which bought it from Sam, but whose outward business savvy belied the fact that she was a mess of a woman who was struggling to find her place in life. The regular patrons are largely a bunch of self-identified losers, who bond because of their shared place in life, and because Cheers is their home away from home, and in many ways more a home than ... Written by Huggo

  • Bubba Until It Hurts

    Bubba Until It Hurts (1985)
    Video (Sport) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Days of Our Lives

    Days of Our Lives (1984)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Actress "Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

  • Class

    Class
    Film (Drama) Producer A cantankerous acting teacher is besieged by a beautiful box-office star seeking private lessons.

  • Queens of Palm Springs

    Queens of Palm Springs
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Remember Me

    Remember Me
    Film (Drama) Producer 100 years of love.

Awards

  • Entrepreneur of the year - Palm Springs Life
    (2013)

  • Woman of Distinction Award - California State Assembly
    (2013)

  • Desert Visionary Award - Women's Leaders Forum
    (2013)

  • Desert Diva Award - Palm Springs Women in Film
    (2012)

  • California Independent Film Festival, Audience Award - Expecting Mary (a.k.a. A Very Mary Christmas)
    (2010)

  • Women of Distinction Award - American Pen Women
    (2010)

  • Aide de Camp - Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail
    (2010)

  • California Independent Film Festival, Best Drama Nomination - Adopt a Sailor
    (2009)

  • Red Rock Film Festival, Utah, Audience Award/Best Narrative Fiction - Adopt a SailorFeature
    (2009)

  • Mount Rainier International Film Festival, Audience Favorite Award - Adopt a Sailor
    (2009)

  • Best Actor, Ethan Peck, Sonoma Film Festival - Adopt a Sailor
    (2009)

  • Angel of the Year Award - The Olive Crest Homes for Abused and Neglected Children's Foundation
    (2009)

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