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Anthony Shim


B: in Seoul, South Korea

Anthony Shim moved with his family to the Vancouver suburb of Coquitlam when he was still quite young. He began his career as an actor, landing roles in both film and television. He made his full-length feature debut as a director with Daughter, which premiered at the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival. Riceboy Sleeps, his second feature film, premiered in the Platform Prize competition at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and was named winner of the Platform Prize. In addition to many other awards, Riceboy Sleeps also won the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association, which comes with $100,000, considered the richest annual film prize in Canada. In an interview about the film, Shim said the movie is “semi-autobiographical and largely based on my experience as an immigrant living in Canada in the 90s. It is a story which I have been wanting to tell for quite some time. It is about a mother and her son, and how they come to terms with life in this new environment and culture. Over time and due to a series of unfortunate events, they go back to their home country to visit their relatives.” Anthony Shim is pictured with his 2023 Canadian Scree Award for Original Screenplay for his film Riceboy Sleeps. We list his credits as an Actor first.

Also see: Winners at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Broken House (2006, short)
Peking Turkey (2006, short)
The Visitor (2007, short)
These Charming Men (2008, short)
Candyland (2008)
Valentines (2008, short)
Shred (VR-2008)
Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts (VR-2009)
Zombie Punch (2009)

Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Freshman Father (TV-2010)
Dancing Ninja (2010)
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Shakey’s Coffee (2012, short)
Perfection (2012, short)
Lucille’s Ball (2013)
She Made Them Do It (TV-2013)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Evangeline (2013)
Skye & Chang (2014)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
The Orchard (2016)
Zoe (2018)

Little Fish (2020)
The Right One (2021)
Riceboy Sleeps (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Delete (2013 mini-series)

TV Series – Gest appearances:
Smallville (2007)
Aliens in America (2007, 2008)
Reaper (2009)
Search and Rescue (2008, 2009)
Fringe (2010)
Human Target (2011)
The Secret Circle (2011)
Continuum (2012)
Motive (2013)
The Flash (2015)
Supernatural (2016)
21 Thunder (2017)
The Man in the High Castle (2018, 2019)
Wu Assassins (2019)

Credits as a Director:
two x 4 (2011, short)
Daughter (2019)
Riceboy Sleeps (2022)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
two x 4 (2011, short)
Daughter (2019)
Riceboy Sleeps (2022)

Riceboy Sleeps, movie, poster,