As an established filmmaker and as MD of Century Films I have met and talked to hundreds of young and aspiring directors in the last 20 years. I would say that of all of them, Julia has impressed me most with her dogged persistence to make the films she wants to make – a certain single mindedness is a quality that all directors need.
Julia is a talented and dedicated filmmaker who refuses to compromise when she is involved in production. She is tenacious and very determined and has a seemingly endless store of enthusiasm. She’s interested in the world and has a restless energy that leads her to difficult but important subjects. Over the years I’ve also been impressed by her ability to find an interesting story that is not always the most obvious – I think this demonstrates an understanding of narrative and the way in which story telling works.”