Kim Carney grew up in the midwest which probably explains her tireless work ethic. She obtained a BA in Creative Writing from the exclusive writer's workshop at the University of Iowa but wasted it by making movies with her friends instead.
Immediately after graduation she moved to Los Angeles. She's worked on countless commercials (including most of the AT&T: It's Not Complicated campaign) and independent features. Although she is usually a first assistant director, in 2012 she acted as director's assistant for the movie Time Lapse. She never really left and since then, she's moved up to some kind of associate producer/ book-keeping ninja of sorts with Royal Pictures/Uncooperative Pictures.