Julia grew up in Sydney, Singapore and Perth, before settling in Brooklyn. Her eclectic upbringing, grounded in Chinese and Celtic ancestry, empowers her to create empathetic, globally relevant films which beautifully depict interconnectedness and human vulnerability.
With a background in Biophysics and Neuroscience, many of Julia’s recent films revolve around nature, health and wellness – exploring the intersection between art and science.
She’s made films with people training for a one-way trip to Mars, with Australians seeking to change the world through meditation, and with young women exploring the importance of STEM using zombies (a Clio Gold winner in 2022, no less).
When Julia’s not making movies you can find her learning about sustainable gardening, reading about the untapped potential of the human mind, and photographing the night sky.
Julia has played bagpipes since she was 12 years old, but don’t let that put you off. She’s otherwise delightful.