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 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 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 (1Win). It also won the Artios Award from the Casting Society of America and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
“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 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 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 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 also worked on beloved classics Jamie Babbit’s “But I'm A Cheerleader”, Tamara Jenkins' “Slums of Beverly Hills” and Larry Clark's “Wassup Rockers.”
Recently, Julia has ventured into television, where she cast the Pilot episode of “Single Drunk Female,” which debuted to 2.4 million viewers on Freeform and Hulu. She then partnered with former Academy President David Rubin to cast the upcoming international Amazon Series “Expats” by Lulu Wang, starring Nicole Kidman. Julia also just completed work on the AppleTV+, A24 dark comedy “Sunny,” starring Rashida Jones and "K-POP: Demon Hunters," from Sony Animation Pictures and Netflix.
Prior to all this, Julia collaborated with world-renowned artist Paul McCarthy to help realize his very ambitious “Coach Stage Stage Coach” film vision. Her 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 and on the Short Film Jury of the LA Film Festival. 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 called InvAsianLA, that helps aspiring Asian actors learn to better navigate the Hollywood landscape.