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.
Most recently, Julia helped cast the upcoming international Amazon Series “Expats,” by Lulu Wang and the AppleTV+, A24 dark comedy “Sunny,” set in Japan and starring Rashida Jones. She also just completed work on "KPop: Demon Hunters," from Sony Animation Pictures & Netflix.
"Audiences respond to authenticity.”
"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 Audiences Award at the 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. It was also nominated for six ACADEMY AWARDS (1 win), six British Academy Awards - BAFTAs (1 win), three SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS (1 win), ten CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARDS (2 wins) and six INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS (1 win). It also won the ARTIOS AWARD from the Casting Society of America and a GOLDEN GLOBE for Best Foreign Language Film.
"Fresh, unique stories about the Asian community resonate with viewers."
"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.
"Moviegoers relate to personal stories that address larger themes."
Films like "THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO" and "BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER" help confront topical social issues.