Episode 10: Staying Committed to your Dreams with Henry Kim

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Henry Kim is a writer, director, producer and co-founder of Empty Kingdom. He is currently working on a documentary about the Golden State Warriors and their fan base called "The Believers". 

Henry fell in love with movies at a young age and realized he wanted to go into film. He briefly worked in banking before going all in with his film career. 

He learned film through some classes at San Francisco State University but mostly self taught by reading, studying and implementing. 

We discuss the challenge and mentality of following your career dreams as well as some details of what being a film director entails. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Film Directors
  • The U.S. educational system
  • Corporate America and becoming just an employee
  • Working through tough times and tragedy and utilizing art to get through 
  • Generational differences in professional values
  • Guilt that comes from following dreams
  • People pleasing

What you will learn from this episode:

  • How to stay committed to your dream career
  • How to get into film and learn film
  • How to listen to your intuition to find work you love
  • Shifting your mentality to be the best in all you do
  • Staying humble
  • The importance of working hard
  • Letting go of control and trusting others
  • Roles of a film director 
  • Leadership in directing films

Getting in touch with Henry Kim:

Henry's website

Empty Kingdom website

Empty Kingdom Twitter

Empty Kingdom Instagram

Go Fund Me Page for Golden State Warriors Documentary "The Believers"


Books mentioned on the show: 

The Alchemist


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