For a decade, Julia spent a chunk of every summer at the Sundance Feature Films Labs in Utah. Officially she was producing script readings and helping out on set, whether it was with casting, supporting logistics, or hopping into a scene for a line or two. Unofficially, she was learning about screenwriting, directing, producing, editing, and acting from creative advisors who are some of the most incredible artists in modern filmmaking. She was supporting the work of, and building artistic relationships with, writers and directors like Michael Mohan, Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Taika Waititi, and many more who would inspire her own work. Below is a summary of the work the Feature Film Program does, and a few of the films Julia had the privilege of supporting:
After consulting on a number of scripts through friends made at the Sundance Labs, several with the artists behind the above projects, Julia realized she not only had a passion for the work, but that what she had previously considered to be an artistic exchange between friends had actually accumulated into a mountain of story editing experience. In taking on new jobs, she has found wonderful new partnerships with artists she may not have otherwise met, and views every new relationship with the prospect of this potential.
After a recent move to London, Julia met Guen Murroni, whose two short films she helped produce in 2017.