about me


I’m the Digital Strategy Coordinator at MTV Social Impact as well as founder of the Light Leaks.

I've independently directed, written, edited, and produced various short films, web-series, documentaries, and countless social media clips. My past work experience includes internships at NBC's the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV, Rachel Antonoff, Femsplain and freelance work for Spotify, Nike, Millennials of NY, and more. I'm very passionate about highlighting the need for representation in media and work to connect social impact to media in all that I do.

The Light Leaks is a website for the education, empowerment, and inspiration of women and GNC filmmakers that I started in Feb 2017 out of my dorm room. The site's goals are accomplished through editorial content as well as live events. The site has over 30k page views, partnerships with various female film-centric websites, and has gained recognition from BUST Magazine, Issa Rae Productions, NYU, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and more.

In addition to my work with photo and video, I also do speaking engagements as well as social media marketing!
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**all in chronological order**

”Represent”- Documentary by Austin Harris
"Trailblazers Ep. 1: Kim Hoyos - Women In Film"- Trailblazers
"Putting Yourself Out There: Self-Care and Social Media Panelists"- Urban Outfitters
"Latina Spotlight: Meet Kim Hoyos, Founder of “the Light Leaks”" - Walker's Legacy
"#DirectedByWomen FILM PREMIERE: ‘Marina’ by Kimberly Hoyos"- Screen Queenz
"How The Light Leaks is supporting marginalized young filmmakers" - Adolescent Content
"Q&A with Kim Hoyos"- Wren and Mars Blog
"WNYU: Off the Record"- WNYU
"Director's Note: 2:46 AM"- Lame Kid Zine Issue 2.5
"Diversity in Media: the Story of Kimberly Hoyos"- RU Voice Magazine
"Profile: Kim Hoyos and The Light Leaks"- The Rational Creature
"Kim and The Light Leaks"- Lame Kid Zine Issue 2.2
"C-41: Kim Hoyos & The Light Leaks"- LM2
"Obsessee Film Club: Meet 9 Young Filmmakers We Love"- Obsessee
"Kim Hoyos Is the Media Trailblazer We Didn’t Know We Needed"- HelloFlo
"She's Got the Juice" guest- 90.3 The Core
"Meet Kim Hoyos: A Smart Girl Making Movie Magic"- Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
"Central Park Says “I Love You” is a Charming Video"- Central Park Conservatory

"This Stareable Fest Panel About The Under-Representation Of Women In Media Will Inspire You To Create Your Own Opportunities" - Bustle
"NIKE NYC Go Getter: Elyse Fox" - NIKE, model for photoshoot
"Oscars Finally Diverse After 89 Years" - Golden Gate Xpress
"Smash The Film Patriarchy At The Light Leaks' "Lens Flare" Showcase"- BUST Magazine
"Being Latinx in Hollywood: Media creators talk representation"- Just Add Color
"Wonder Woman Showed Me That We Need to Keep Going"- Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
"Cypress Hill might not want to be Chance The Rapper’s intern – but these people sure do"- NME
"Chance the Rapper wants a new intern to 'put together decks and write proposals'" -BBC
"Chance The Rapper Offered Up An Internship On Twitter And People Are Super Serious"- Buzzfeed
"Chance The Rapper Puts Out Call For Intern"- HipHopDX
"Follow Back!!"- Clover Letter
"Find Your Happy Place: Support Women Directors"- Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
"#SmartGirlsAct"- Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
"Latinos Share The Moving And Inspiring Reasons They Voted" - Huffington Post
"Teens on Snapchat DGAF about ads, ignore the Discover tab"- The Daily Dot
"Beyoncé Not Noticing That Serena Williams Won Wimbledon Is All Of Us"- Buzzfeed
"Beyoncé’s Clueless Reaction To Serena Williams Winning At Wimbledon Is Hilarious"- Elite Daily

Photos and Videos used:
In print:
the 2016 Simon & Schuster release,  Millennials of New York
acknowledgements page: credit

"How this former Hillary Clinton staffer's new app plans to relieve your stress at work" - CNBC
"PHOTO SERIES: Iceland Photo Diary" - Adolescent Content
"Aloe App: This Self-Care App Will Remind You To Look After Yourself"- Huffington Post UK
"How a Job on Hillary Clinton's Campaign Led To a Brilliant Self-Care Invention"- Levo
"This New App Reminds You Take a Break from the Internet"- Brit + Co
"A new wellness app aims to reclaim the concept of self-care."- UpWorthy
"Aloe App is a new self-care app that will totally change your life"- Metro
"Dusty Pink"- Nooreen Ismail (Blog)
"Weekend Glow"- Nooreen Ismail (Blog)
"12 Social Media Warriors Who Helped Restore Our Faith in 2016" - MTV
"8 Millennials Of New York To Inspire Your Next Rant About The Youths (Or Make You Say #Same)"- Bust
"Why I Celebrate the Day I Was Diagnosed With Herpes"- MTV
"For Some Tech Feminists, Online harassment Is A Constant"-  CNBC
"Femsplain’s Amber Gordon Is Building A Better Reddit"-  Buzzfeed
"'Millennials of New York' gets real about Pokémon Go and shootings"-  The Daily Dot
"Sammy Nickalls - Talking Steps & Talking About It" - Sounds Good With Brenden Harvey
"6 Latinas Get Real About Why Men Almost Always Come Back"- Vivala
"Millennials of New York" Hilariously Parodies the Melodramas of Generation Y"- My Modern Met
"Ella Dawson is Fighting Against Herpes Stigma and So Should You"- HelloFlo
Millennials of New York (selected links below)