The Nature of Beauty

The Nature of Beauty

Wild Beauty: Ode to BC Women during Covid

The rugged west coast of British Columbia naturally bears special women. They are fearless and unapologetically themselves, they face challenges head-on. Their connection to nature coexists with their urban, mechanical and tech-savvy side, creating a hands-on and harmonious approach to life. They have a natural outer beauty and an honest inner beauty.

The covid pandemic forced us all into isolation, where many West coasters took to embracing solitude and finding resilience in the repetition of time in nature and on the seas. West coast women are powerful forces, ready to confront life's obstacles with femininity, self-dependence and strength.

This is my homage to BC women, my friends, my sisters.
This is a portrait of West Coast Beauty to me.

  • Julie Kim
  • Julie Kim
  • Julie Kim
  • Andrea Blunt
    Key Cast
  • Steve Jin
  • Mike Scoffield
    Special Thanks
  • Chris Worgan
    Special Thanks
  • San Poncho
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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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.

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Director Statement

A byproduct of living in this city in nature we call Vancouver is a certain type of woman. They are are fearless, unapologetic, resilient, self-sufficient, urban, hands-on, feminine, naturally beautiful inside and out.

During the pandemic we shot this short about covid in the west coast. Highlighting BC’s version of embracing the isolation and being out in our rugged nature, which we are blessed to have as our backyard. This is a vignette of those rinse and repeat days and my homage to BC women, my friends, my family.