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David Rubin, Bernard Telsey, Debra Zane | Academy Casting Branch Governors 

"On behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Casting Branch, we wanted to reach out to congratulate you on the Best Picture Oscar nomination for MINARI. As we all know, so much of a film’s success rests on its cast so we hope that you’re basking in the glow of a job well done and the recognition not only from the Academy, but from audiences as well. And Congrats on your BAFTA nomination for Best Casting!!!"

Matt Lessall | Casting Director

"I am so proud of my friend Julia. On 'Starlet,' she did an amazing job putting together a cast that connected to the material. It is a great tribute to her and what she does for independent film that she received Film Independent's Robert Altman Award. Congratulations."


Jonathan Majors | TLBM in SF

"Julia! This is amazing. I want to thank you again for your time last week with the emails and then phone note session, I found it very helpful. You are my champion, thank you, thank you. This is a blessing and a gift.”

Anthony Barrow | Transmission

"I'm so thrilled to be given the opportunity to tackle this unique, beautiful & frighteningly challenging piece of writing. This is the kind of work as an actor, that you live to be a part of. Thank you for your generosity and faith in my abilities.”

James Skinner | Stage Coach

”We are finally finishing shooting this crazy McCarthy project. I can’t thank you enough for the chance to work on this film.”

Noelle Urbano

"You made the room very comfortable and it was very easy to follow your direction."

Andre Royo | Best Actor SXSW

"A friend of mine, Julia Kim gave me the script...” (Hear the interview)

Susan Angelo

“Thank you for bringing me in for KFC. It was my first time in your office, and wow! Your calm, genuine support to everyone there was palpable! I am grateful for the experience.“

Joe Seo | Sundance Jury Prize

“Thank you again for having faith in me.”

Dave Vescio

"You got me to push my limits as an artist. ‘Preciate that."

Rachel J. Clark

"Wanted to thank you again for the kind words at Film Independent's Actor event. Your encouragement helped me this past year and I've been working more ever since."

Roz McHenry

"Thanks again for the spot-on direction. It’s definitely why I got the gig.”

Jennifer Bolton Lee

"You are so encouraging and supportive. Thank you for contributing to my growth as an Actor."

Adam Burch

"Whenever I doubt myself and feel like bookings aren't coming my way, I think back to the workshop I had with you. Your kind words and encouragement still motivate me to feel confident in my abilities."

Anthony Saludares

"Thanks for giving pointers on my scene. I'll be using it again in a workshop and will definitely incorporate your notes."

Alexis Rhee

"You are a special Casting Director who really understands the art and are supportive of the Actors. It was a pleasure working with you."

Kyle Devero

"Thank you for helping me get cast in the Interstate Batteries commercial. It was fantastic getting to dress as a super hero and work with such an awesome team."


Joe Talbot | TLBM in SF

"Just wanted to say thank you for your brilliant work. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have this cast. It’s better than I could ever have dreamed and I know you worked very hard to make it happen. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Patrick Hasson | Blood Shed

"The wealth of talented actors we were able to choose from absolutely made this film! Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Liv Prior Colliander | AFI Fellow

"I loved your work on Starlet. When researching your other films, I was deeply impressed with the intriguing actors in your casting. I would be thrilled to collaborate on my next project." 

Sean Baker | Starlet

“Our casting director, Julia Kim, and I were searching for a while. Then two miracles happened at the same time…” Read Article

Hus Miller | You Can’t Say No

"It was a real pleasure working with you.”

Lee Isaac Chung | Minari

"We couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for all the hard work - it paid off!"

Michael Kang | Filmmaker

"Julia jumped in with very little time or resources to help cast our film 'Knots.' She has a great eye and is a joy to work with. She not only came with a plethora of talent to choose from, but handled the marathon casting sessions with grace and ease."

Wesley Smith | Transmission

"Couldn't have done it without your expertise and guidance."


Christina Oh | Plan B

"Thank you so so much.”

Christoph | Radical Media, Berlin

"Audi will be finished soon and looks great. Your cast killed it.”

Zach Zutler | Deutsch

“We really appreciate the great job on the Sprint casting.”

Khaliah Neal | TLBM in SF

"Thank you so much for everything. The cast is unbelievable.”

Jill Rothman

“GREAT CAST!!!! Thank you."

Steve Gonzalez

"Very much appreciated your thoughts. You are as fantastic as Sean Baker said.”

Jes Anderson | SuperDeluxe

“Great! I have attached more scripts to try. Whatever you feel is working, I trust you.”

Mark Burman | Heart of Xmas

"Thank you. Without your hard work and keen eye, the film would not be at this level."



"Julia you have amazing taste and have launched amazing careers so you taking the time to meet Minha is so wonderful. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!"

Brett Norensberg | Gersh

"Your casting shines a positive light on the project."

Elan Ruspoli | CAA

"Thank you for these notes. They are unbelievably helpful. Calling Jonathan now."

Brian Boone | CAA

“Looking forward to working with you a lot."


"BIG LEGEND with Baby future legend!! So happy you two were able to meet!!"

Zack Kaplan | CAA

"You are a great person to collaborate with."

Dan Spilo

"Great cast. Excited to move this world."

Brian Medavoy | More / Medavoy

"Reno just informed about his experience today with you. He has been doing this a long time and really appreciated the safe space that you created. Can’t thank you enough."

Debi | Deb Talent

“The opportunity you gave Alan (Kim) and working under your direction was incredible."

Kate Dunn-Kennedy

“You have a wonderful feel for talent."

Luke Rogers | CAA

“So great meeting you. Please let us know how we can be helpful. Loved the experience on LBM in SF. Look forward to checking out anything else you have going on."

Festival Folks

Brooke Iskra | AFI Jury

"The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival was a success and it was great getting to know and work with you. Thanks again.”

Kim Browning | Programmer

"Julia is extraordinary Casting Director and a great team member. She takes the time to know the boards and cares about the vision of the Director and also brings a great eye for talent. She is grace under pressure and deals with last minute change like a champion."

Michael Gavin

"I really enjoyed speaking with you at the Film Independent Forum. You provided me with great information that will definitely help my career.”

Hugo | Fast Track Panelist

"Thank you so much for your insight and wonderful ideas!"


Roger | Father

"Thanks so much for the guidance you gave Isabella. She is very excited."

Alan Kim's Parents

"So proud to be part of this. Minari meant a lot to us. Thank you for casting Alan. We can’t thank you enough."

Noel Kate Cho's mom

"This has been such a wonderful experience for Noel. The movie family looks like a real family lol, how did you do it?"


Joseph Longobardo

"Hi. I'm a big fan of your work.  Many of the projects you have worked on seriously helped to shape my life. I thank you for your dedication to your craft. I hope one day I will get the chance to work with you on a project."

Roddy Chong | Violinist

"I really enjoyed your upbeat comments in USA Today's Life piece on Asians in film."

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