Julia Halperin
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Julia Halperin is a filmmaker living in Austin. Her current project is the psychological suspense film LA BARRACUDA, which will premiere in 2017. The film was developed at IFP Project Forum, IFF Rotterdam Cinemart, and the Venice Biennale College -- Cinema. Previously, she produced, co-directed, and edited NOW, FORAGER, which had its World Premiere in 2012 at International Film Festival Rotterdam and its North American Premiere at New Directors/New Films. The film was included in several critics’ best-of-the-year lists, including the Museum of Modern Art’s “Contenders” series. Julia and her co-director Jason Cortlund were nominated for a Breakthrough Director award from the Independent Feature Project’s Gotham Awards. Julia received her B.A. in Theater and Film from Hunter College and her M.F.A in Film/Video Production from the University of Texas. Her short films and video installations have screened widely in the U.S. and abroad and have received support from the Texas Filmmaker's Production Fund, the Liberace Foundation, the Hershey Foundation, City of Austin Cultural Contracts and Texas Commission on the Arts. She has taught filmmaking at Austin Community College, the Art Institute of New York City, the Austin Museum of Art, and the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores in Monterrey, Mexico.


  • Now, Forager (Trailer)