Shelter Film LLC - Changing the narrative: Female-centric films by female filmmakers
Julia is an award-winning American director, writer, producer and actress of film and theatre. She is the founder of Shelter Film, a New York-based independent film company dedicated to creating engaging films, using complex female protagonists and female filmmakers.
Shelter’s inaugural project, '116', a film Julia wrote, produced, directed, and stars in, with a female-majority crew, has won the following awards:
Winner - Best Short Film - Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018
Winner - Best Short Film - NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
Winner - Best Director - NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
Winner - Best Female Director - European Cinematography Awards 2017
Winner - Best Actress - NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
Winner - Best Actress - Symi International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Actress - American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017
Winner - Best Film Idea - Mediterranean Film Festival 2017
Winner - Spotlight Award for Excellence - Elevation Film Awards 2017
Winner - Award for Distinction - Canada Shorts International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Lighting - Creation International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Color Treatment - Creation International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Visual Effects - Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018
Nomination - Best Director - Largo Film Festival 2017
Since July 2017, ‘116’ has been an Official Selection/screened at over 35 film festivals worldwide:
I Filmmaker International Film Festival 2018 – Finalist
Kingman International Film Festival 2018 – Semi-Finalist
Austin Spotlight Film Festival 2018
Chautauqua International Film Festival CIFF 2018
Chandler International Film Festival 2018
Prague Film Awards 2018
Romance Film & Screenplay Festival 2018
Largo Film Awards 2017 – Nominated – Best Director
RedCornerFestival 2017 – Finalist – Best Film
AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2017 – Finalist – Best Film
LosAngeles CineFest 2017 – Semi-Finalist – Best Film
NewFilmmakers NY 2017
LA San Rafael Film Festival 2017
FIFF-Filmstrip International Film Festival 2017
Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival 2017
AFC Global Fest 2017
International Women's Film Festival KIN 2017
Oslo Independent Film 2017
BLOW-UP · International Arthouse FILM FEST · Chicago 2017
New York Short Film Festival 2017
Florence Short Film Festival 2017
Tryon International Film Festival 2017
Shakespeare Shorts: Making Peace 2017
Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival 2017
Berlin Flash Film Festival 2017
Miami Independent Film Festival 2017
Mykonos Biennale 2017
‘116’ screenplay:
Official Selection Beverly Hills International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection Sacramento International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection Action On Film International Film Festival 2016
Short Listed Boston International Film Festival 2016
Julia is also Artistic Director of Shelter Theatre Group NYC, a company dedicated to equality on stage, through gender-blind, stage-blind, and color-blind casting. She has produced and directed 13 productions in NYC, including the critically acclaimed Macbeth on LES in 2014.
As an actress, film and TV appearances include starring in NBCUniversal's Dementia 13, Shelter Film's 116, Ryan Lonergan's Kill the Monsters, Pamanhikan (Vale Film Festival winner); L’Accordatore (Las Vegas Film Festival winner); Pink Moon (Big Apple Film Festival winner); A Day with Conrad Greene; One Life To Live (ABC); Tattinger’s, and The Equalizer, to name a select few.
Julia has appeared Off Broadway as Hecate in the OBIE, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award-winning hit show Sleep No More; Villainous Company; and Lucille Lortel Award-winning Queen’s Company’s The Wonder; as well as with Theatre Askew, Red Bull Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and Folger Shakespeare.
Official selection
116
Chautaugua International Film Festival 2018
Jamestown, NY
2018
Official Selection, Semi-Finalist
116
Los Angeles CineFest 2017
Los Angeles
2018
Semi-Finalist
116
Kingman International Film Festival 2018
Kingman, AZ
2018
Best Short Film
116
Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
2018
Best Visual effects
116
Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018
Scottsdale. Arizona
2018
Official selection
116
Romance Film & Screenplay Festival 2018
Toronto
2018
Official selection
116
Chandler International Film Festival 2018
Chandler, AZ
2018
Official selection
116
Prague Film Awards 2018
Prague
2018
Best Film
116
Chelsea Fasion & Film Festival 2017
New York, NY
2017
Best Female Director
116
European Cinematography Awards 2017
Warsaw
2017
Official Selection, Finalist Best Film
116
AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2017
2017
Official Selection
116
New York Short Film Festival 2017
New York, NY
2017
Nominated Best Director, Official selection
116
Largo Film Awards 2017
Largo
2017
Best Actress
116
Symi International Film Festival 2017
Symi
2017
Offical Selection
116
Tryon International Film Festival 2017
Tryon, North Carolina
2017
Best Short Film
116
NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
New York, NY
2017
Best Director
116
NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
New York, NY
2017
Best Actress
116
NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
New York, NY
2017
Winner - Spotlight Award For Excellence
116
Elevation Film Awards 2017
Dublin
Winner - Awrad of Distinction
116
Canada Shorts International Film Festival 2017
Toronto
Best Lighting Award
116
Creation International Film Festival 2017
Toronto
Best Actress
116
American Filmatic Art Awards 2017
Brooklyn, NY
Best Color Treatment Award
116
Creation International Film Festival 2017
Official selection
116
Austin Spotlight Film Festival 2018
Austin, Texas
Official Selection, Finalist Best Film
116
RedCorner Film Festival 2017
Berlin
Offical Selection
116
NewFilmmakers NY 2017
New York, NY
Best Film Idea
116
Mediterranean Film Festival 2017
Syracuse
Official Selection
116
LA San Rafael Film Festival 2017
San Rafael
Official Selection, Finalist, Best Actress
116
FIFF Filmstrip International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
116
AFC GLobal Fest 2017
Official Selection
116
International Women's Film Festival KIN 2017
Official Selection
116
Oslo Independent Film Festival 2017
Oslo, Norway
Official Selection
116
BLOW-UP International ArtHouse FIlm Festival 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Finalist
116
I Filmmaker International Film Festival 2018
Marbella
Official Selection
116
Florence Short Film Festival 2017
Florence
Current City
New York
Julia challenged the Maryland Board of Education, exercising Title IX, and became the first girl in the United States of America to play on an all-boys' soccer team.
Her team won first place in their league that year.
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand
Shelter Film LLC - Changing the narrative: Female-centric films by female filmmakers