Being Iranian-American, Julia grew up listening to her parents’ stories of immigration, how they had to leave their home behind, but somehow were resilient enough to start all over again in the US.  As a writer, director, producer, she's always tried to highlight these kinds of stories, ones that she grew up hearing but are are rarely explored in cinema. In 2018, her short film YASAMIN, which is based on her mother’s story of immigration, was accepted into the 2018 AFI Film Festival. Currently, she's producing a short documentary titled TEAM MERYLAND which was a finalist in the 2019 Tribeca Film Institute/ Big Sky Documentary Pitch Competition

Julia recently graduated in May of 2020 from Chapman University with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a double minor in Entrepreneurship & Creative Writing.

Commercially, Julia strives to create content that is story-driven, authentic, and organic. She's worked with brands such as Our/ LA Vodka, Wanakome/ The Park Showroom, Sormé Cosmetics, & Bella Sareena Spa. In 2020, she joined Adolescent, a media company focused on the creation of advertisement and entertainment content by youth for youth. 

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