As a Casting Director, the films Julia Kim has worked on have been recognized by a multitude of top-tier industry festivals. She is also particularly excited about a slew of upcoming completed projects.
Currently, Julia is working on an untitled Daniel Dae Kim series for Amazon.
Recently, Julia cast the AppleTV+, A24 dark comedy series “Sunny,” starring Rashida Jones and feature "K-POP: Demon Hunters," from Sony Pictures Animation / Netflix. She also partnered with former Academy President David Rubin to cast the highly anticipated international Amazon Series “Expats,” by Lulu Wang - starring Nicole Kidman. Prior to this, she cast the Pilot episode of “Single Drunk Female,” which debuted to 2.4 million viewers on Freeform and Hulu.
“Minari,” co-produced by Plan B / A24 won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards (1 win), six BAFTAs (1 win), three SAG Awards (1 win), ten Critic's Choice Awards (2 wins) and six Independent Spirit Awards (1 win). Additionally, it received a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and Julia won the Artios Award from the Casting Society of America.
“The Last Black Man In San Francisco,” co-produced by Plan B / A24 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. Julia also won CSA’s Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. “Spa Night” premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it received a Special Jury Prize for Best Breakthrough Performance by a lead actor. “Hunter Gatherer” premiered at 2016 SXSW, where 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 Indie Spirit’s 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 is very proud of her collaboration with world-renowned artist Paul McCarthy, where she helped realize his very ambitious “Coach Stage Stage Coach” film vision. She 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’s foray into entertainment started with Saturday morning cartoons at DIC Enterprises. That experience led her to a multitude of animation houses, including Klasky-Csupo, where she worked on “The Simpsons” with the original crew of Directors Brad Bird, Rich Moore, Jim Reardon, David Silverman and many other notable animation talents.
Julia has served numerous times on Film Independent's various Spirit awards committees. In 2020, Julia was invited into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She also served as a member of the Casting Society of America's Equity in Entertainment Committee and continues to champion inclusion with a side project (invAsianLA) that helps aspiring Asian actors learn to better navigate the Hollywood landscape.