Viewers want what's on screen to better mirror real life.

JULIA KIM is an independent Casting Director with a passion for unearthing new talent and finding chemistry that shines on-screen. The films she's worked on have been honored at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Independent Spirit Awards, Cannes Film Festival and many others. Julia has served on Film Independent's Nominating Committee multiple times, as well as the Short Film Jury of the LA Film Festival.

"Audiences respond to authenticity.”

- Julia

"MINARI" was directed by Lee Isaac Chung and produced by Plan B Productions and distributed by A24. The cast stars Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Will Patton, Alan Kim and Noel Kate Cho. It won both the U.S. DRAMATIC GRAND JURY PRIZE and AUDIENCE AWARD at the 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL It's also part of the conversation for 2021's major awards

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"Fresh, unique stories about the Asian community resonate with viewers."

- Julia

"SPA NIGHT" was directed by Andrew Ahn. It premiered at the 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. Joe Seo won the  U.S. DRAMATIC SPECIAL JURY AWARD: BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE. The film was also awarded the JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD for best ensemble cast at the 2017 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS.

"SIDEWAYS", "OBA THE LAST SAMURAI" (Japan) and "MY BOLLYWOOD BRIDE" (India) were international productions that needed recognizable Hollywood actors to help make their casts more attractive to audiences. "AMERICANESE" won a SPECIAL JURY AWARD for OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST at the SXSW FILM FESTIVAL.

Japanese remake

Japanese and American war story

Bollywood gets a little 'Sex in the City'
Chinese love story - a festival fave.

"Moviegoers relate to personal stories that address larger themes."

- Julia

Films like "THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO" and "BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER" help confront topical social issues.

An instant BIPOC classic

An LGBTQ favorite

©2021 Casting By Julia Kim.