NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


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KIMBERLY LEVIN: Writer & Director

My NativeAdVantage:


Kimberly Levin is a filmmaker who originally trained as a biochemist. Her narrative feature debut is Runoff, which Variety called  “Riveting…Inexorably powerful.” Runoff was an Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Narrative Lab Fellow, an official selection of the European showcase, USinProgress, and one of the top scripts in the Nicholl Screenwriting Competition. Levin is also an award-winning playwright and director who has worked On and Off-Broadway. She served as the Associate Director on the Tony Award nominated, Broadway premiere of “Closer.”  A Kentucky native, Levin attended the New York University Graduate Film program and has developed projects with the Weinstein Company, HBO and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil. Most recently she was selected as one of the inaugural Fox Directors Initiative Fellows. Levin’s original scientific research on small peptide chains was published in a widely used chemistry textbook.

What’s Your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best?

I surround myself with fiercely honest people who challenge me and on whom I can rely. I value those who can balance an extreme perfectionism and the ability to throw caution to the wind. 

What makes you the best?

I’d frame it in terms of a uniqueness of vision over a sense of “best.” I think one of my strongest traits is my ability to go all-in. To get into a hog pen where 400-pound animals are nipping and biting at you to get a shot. If I don’t have a budget for a well-known song, I’ll write a song myself. I’m really bad at taking No for an answer.

What are your aspirations?

Business: To work in a highly creative, risk-taking way that is sustainable.

Personal: As an artist there is little separation between my personal life and my business life. Telling stories isn’t a job I want to clock out of.

What fascinates you?

Nerdy things. Science, mechanisms of action, the way things work. I am fascinated by characters whose motivations are at odds with self-interest and whose self-interest pretends to be above the greater good. The way light reflects off of moving water. The individual’s capacity for empathy and betrayal.


Motto: You can sleep when you’re dead.


Houdini, Kermit the Frog, Noam Chomsky, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Agnès Varda, E.L. Doctorow, Jane Goodall.


Sarajevo, the Galapagos Islands, the Yucatan Peninsula, my sofa in Brooklyn.


I have Depression-era tastes. I like things built to last: my ceramic neti pot, my Èminence Organic skin care products, my Earth Lust water bottle.


Engaging people in conversations they wouldn’t ordinarily have.


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