Speaker Anthony Shim
Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, Editor
Anthony was born in Seoul, South Korea and then immigrated to Vancouver, Canada with his family in the early 90s. After his mother enrolled him in a high school drama class with the hopes of helping him overcome his shyness and fear of public speaking, Anthony quickly discovered his passion for storytelling and pursued a career as an actor. He has since appeared in dozens of film, TV, theatre, and voice over projects over the course of nearly twenty years.
Anthony co-founded and served as the artistic director of Blind Pig Theatre then later co-founded and co-curated Railtown Lab, an initiative designed to support the development of original theatre works. During that time, Anthony worked as an acting instructor at the esteemed Railtown Actors Studio as well as teaching the graduate program at the Vancouver Acting School.
In 2019, Anthony completed his first independent feature film, "Daughter," which he wrote, directed, produced and edited. His sophomore film, "Riceboy Sleeps," had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022 and was named the winner of the prestigious Platform Prize.