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Julia is an Iranian-American writer/director whose work spans across the narrative, documentary, and commercial landscapes. Through her rosey perspective, Julia aims to shed light on stories that haven't been told before.


In 2018, her short film YASAMIN, which is based on her mother’s story of immigration, was a Grand Jury Prize Nominee at the 2018 AFI Film Festival. More recently, she produced a short documentary titled TEAM MERYLAND which was acquired by The New Yorker and PBS' POV Shorts Program. Julia's short film, WINTER OF '79, had it's World Premiere at the Oscar-Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, and is available to watch on Vimeo or Omeleto. Her latest short, IN THE GARDEN OF TULIPS, is currently in the festival circuit. 

When it comes to commercial work, Julia has worked with a range of clients from Amazon to Nike x Togethxr. 

In the future, Julia hopes to tell more stories that remind us to savor the small beauties of life.

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