Julia Stovell

Film Director

Julia was chosen for Guiding Lights, Europe’s most prestigious mentoring scheme and is being mentored by Academy Award winning director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) In 2020 Julia’s first narrative feature film Deadeye was selected for BFI Network Writers Development Lab & in 2021 Deadeye received a BFI NETWORK Early Development Award, with Executive Producer Christopher Eccleston. Deadeye was also selected as a finalist for Euroscript’s 2020 Screen Story Competition, receiving an Honourable Mention from the judges & as a semi-finalist in Screencraft’s 2021 Film Fund.

Julia is currently directing War Torn, a feature length documentary for BBC STORYVILLE. Filmed over five years this is an intimate portrait of the impact of PTSD upon an entire family. Julia is also attached to direct Vietnam Whiplash, a feature documentary, developed with the BFI & produced by Alex Gibney (Citizen K)) and Will Clarke of Altitude Film Entertainment.  Julia is also in production on feature documentary Raising Hell, filmed over ten years, with Executive Producer James Gay-Rees. (Amy) Her previous documentaries: Runaway for BBC1 and The Boy with Proteus Syndrome for CHANNEL 4 were broadcast on prime-time television and have been sold worldwide. Additionally The Boy With Proteus Syndrome was long listed for the HBO BAFTA Breakthrough Talent Award

Julia was selected for BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew Development Programme 2020-2021 and BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) Springboard Programme for emerging directors 2021-2022.