Julia Elihu is an Iranian-American writer and director who strives to tell untold stories through her own passionate lens.
So often, it is the culmination of intimate moments and subtle shifts in personhood that shape us into who we are. Julia aims to document the intricacies and vibrancy of everyday life in each piece she touches; whether that be through capturing glimpses of humanity in her commercial work, or exploring both the grit and wonder that comes with life through her narrative films.
Julia’s love for her Persian culture inspires her to create, and pushes her to tell stories from a unique perspective. In 2018, she brought these themes to her short film YASAMIN, which is based on her mother’s story of immigration and was accepted into the 2018 AFI Film Festival. More recently, she's produced a short documentary titled TEAM MERYLAND which was a finalist in the 2019 Tribeca Film Institute/ Big Sky Documentary Pitch Competition. Currently, Julia is in post-production on a new short film based on her family's stories leaving Iran in ‘79.
In 2021, Julia joined the directing roster at Paxeros where she's been lucky enough to direct a series of commercial work. By day she is an Art Director at Adolescent Content, a commercial agency which creates work by youth for youth.
In the future, Julia hopes to create more commercial and narrative pieces that remind us to savor those little beauties of life. The small victories.
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