Julia Newman is a storyteller who works in documentary and narrative media. She is excited to share character-driven stories about the human condition in new and innovative ways.

Currently, she is in post-production for her latest short documentary, "Waiting for Water," which was filmed in Ecuador. It explores the social implications and environmental effects of the fresh-water scarcity in the Galapagos Islands. 

Julia is an MFA Candidate at Columbia University for Screenwriting/Directing 2023. She received her BA in media arts production from Emerson College with a minor in economics. Julia grew up in Short Hills, NJ, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

"A Million Aisles Away" 

UNCG Hear Our Voices 2020; Selected Song

A New Musical Theatre Competiton; Book Writer 

Greensboro, NC.

 

"Musicians Wanted: Beane" 

39th Annual EVVY Awards 2020; Winner

Outstanding Special Production; Producer

Boston, MA.

"Musicians Wanted: Lick Neon" 

38th Annual EVVY Awards 2019; Winner

Outstanding Television Show; Producer

Boston, MA.

"Musicians Wanted: Latrell James" 

38th Annual EVVY Awards 2019; Winner

Outstanding Special Production; Producer

Boston, MA.

"First Date" 

38th Annual EVVY Awards 2019; Nominee

Outstanding Podcast Production; Writer

Boston, MA.

"Love & Equality Rally" 

Tribeca Film Festival 2017, Official Selection

Our City, My Story; Producer

New York , New York.

"Sincerely, A Feminist" 

Millburn Film Festival 2017; Official Selection

Millburn, New Jersey.

"The Enigmatic Life Cycle of Waste" 

Best Shorts Competition; Winner of 17 & Younger

Award of Recognition

Worldwide, Online.

"The Enigmatic Life Cycle of Waste" 

I Imagine Film Festival 2016; Official Selection

New York, New York.

"The Enigmatic Life Cycle of Waste" 

Awareness Festival 2016; Official Selection

Los Angeles, California.

 

"Still in Motion" 

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2016; Official Selection

Atlanta, Georgia. 

"Still in Motion" 

Millburn Film Festival 2016; Official Selection

Millburn, New Jersey. 

"New York City" 

Millburn Film Festival 2016; Official Selection

Millburn, New Jersey. 

 

"New York City"

Ocktober Film Festival 2015; Official Selection

Harlem, NYC.

 

"New York City"

Gold Coast International Film Festival 2015; Official Selection

Long Island, New York.

"In the Shadows" 

Awareness Festival 2015 Official Selection.

Los Angeles, California.

 

"In the Shadows"

Ocktober Film Festival 2015 Official Selection.

Harlem, NYC.

 

"This is Me"

Millburn Film Festival 2015 Official Selection.

Millburn, New Jersey.