Julia Elihu is an Iranian-American writer and director who strives to tell untold stories through her own rosey perspective.
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 Iranian 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 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 latest short film, Winter of '79, had it's World Premiere at the Oscar-Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, and its West Coast Premiere at the Oscar-Qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival.
When it comes to commercial work, Julia has worked with a range of clients from El Camino Health, to Our/LA Vodka, to Tinder, to Nike X Togethxr.
In the future, Julia hopes to tell more stories that remind us to savor those little beauties of life. The small victories.
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