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Director Biography – Julie Kim
Julie Kim is an award winning Director / DP based in Vancouver. She is known for bringing her projects to life in an honest and cinematic fashion.
Her documentary ‘In Love With a Problem’ follows two innovative teens who set out to rid the world of plastic waste. Along the way, they discover plastic-eating bacteria, unlock breakthroughs in chemistry and journey from Vancouver to Silicon Valley.
Julie’s commercial work speaks to a global audience. She has worked with international clients including: Netflix, Starbucks, Amazon, Dr.Oetker, Scotiabank and the NHL. Julie is drawn to human stories and visual storytelling.
‘In Love With a Problem’ is currently available on CBC Gem and Telus.
The journey of this documentary started with me googling plastic pollution solutions. I discovered some articles featuring a couple of local young female scientists on the hunt for change. One cold call to Miranda Wang in Menlo Park, California, started a years-long conversation, that resulted in my project telling their story. My intention is to instil knowledge and hope for future generations, specifically inspired by my own teenage daughter. Younger generations are hearing constant doom and gloom that span from school to social media, creating an increasing depression and anxiety for the future of our planet.
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao are addressing the problem straight on, and showing the world their curiosity and caring, is enough to make some big changes.
I believe these two young women are incredible role models for girls, youth, leadership and in life. I learned that my own contribution to our pollution problem is to bring a voice to people like our young scientists who are finding ways to combat climate change and encourage a prosperous eco-economy. For us, our children and their future.