Julia Kim is an Independent Casting Director. The films she’s worked on have been recognized by a multitude of top-tier film festivals.
Minari, co-produced by Plan B and A24 Productions premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The Last Black Man In San Francisco, co-produced by Plan B and A24 Productions premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.It won Best Director and a Special Jury Prize for Creative Collaboration. It also won an Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Spa Night premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The lead actor also won Best Breakthrough Performance. Hunter Gatherer premiered at 2016 SXSW and the lead, Andre Royo, received Best Actor. Both films were nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Spa Night won.
Additional highlights include Sean Baker's Starlet, which received the Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Cam Archer's Shit Year premiered at Directors Fortnight at Cannes and Wild Tigers I Have Known premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Julia also worked on beloved classics like Jamie Babbit’s But I'm A Cheerleader, Tamara Jenkins’& Slums of Beverly Hills and Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers.
Julia has also worked with renown artist Paul McCarthy to help realize his very ambitious Coach Stage Stage Coach film vision. She has thrice served on Film Independent's nominating committee and the Short Film Jury of the LA Film Festival. In 2020, Julia was elected into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She's also a member of the Casting Society of America's Inclusion & Diversity Committee and excited about InvAsianLA: a side project that helps Asians learn to better navigate the Hollywood landscape.