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A JOURNEY WITH SOL


Documentary short  (São Paulo, 2022)

The road in Brazil is often seen as a place presenting risks that women are not apt to confront.

 

This is the story of a woman who confronts these risks to make a living for her family, showing that qualities of self-confidence, courage, independence, physical strength and resilience, often associated can be apparent in any human being regardless of gender.

FILMED & DIRECTED BY JULIA MAY

© Julia May Morrissy-Swan

Currently in post-production

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THE CLOSET PROJECT

 

Documentary Short  (São Paulo, 2018)

TAGUATINGA FILM FESTIVAL  2019  

INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

MIX BRAZIL 2018

In March 2018, a theatre in São Paulo became a shared space for seven LGBTQIA+ people, who had moved to the city from other areas of Brazil, to reflect on their experiences  of the city's contradictions regarding gender and sexuality through a series of drama workshops.  

GRÃO FINO FILMES

SP CINE

PREFEITURA DE SÃO PAULO

DIRECTORS - ALICE STAMATO/LUANA MIGUEL

DOPS - PEDRO BONOLO, PEDRO WATANABE, JULIA MAY

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TERANGA

 

Documentary Short  (São Paulo, 2018)

SÃO PAULO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL  2018

In central São Paulo, there is a mosque and a Senegalese restaurant. People from Haiti, Senegal, Nigeria and other African countries gather there to celebrate the first day of Ramadan and eat the food prepared by Ndeye Khady, who, in the spirit of "teranga", is a mother to them all. 

ACADEMIA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA

DIRECTORS - TEREZA RANGEL & JULIA MAY

DOP - JULIA MAY

About

ABOUT

Julia has spent the last 10 years creating sensitive, engaging images alongside talented crew & renowned directors. She has recently returned to London after working abroad and is currently available to work as a DOP or camera operator on documentary projects. 

Anglo-Brazilian, with a keen interest in foreign cultures, Julia is able to work in English, Portuguese, French & Spanish.  

Her experience working in Brazil as a 2nd Assistant Camera (2013-2018) in advertising, fiction and documentary for large-scale productions and major Brazilian and International TV Channels  (SBT, GNT, Globo, MTV and HBO), has provided invariable organisational, technical and interpersonal skills. See IMDB

 

As a cinematographer, in addition to commercial work for brands such as Enel, Abbott and Decathlon, she has worked with Phyllida Lloyd (Mama Mia, The Iron Lady) on Trilogy in Prisons, a documentary about the importance of theatre to women in a high security prison, in addition to many institutional short documentaries. Julia directed, shot & edited the short documentary Teranga (São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2018), was cinematographer for Projeto Closet (Mix Brasil, 2018) , camera operator on Tamo Junto (2016) and is currently directing A Journey with Sol, about a Brazilian truck driver lady and a new documentary about climate migration & bees. 

She operates on the following cameras: FS7, C300 (C200, C100), Lumix cameras, Blackmagic pocket, A7Sii, Canon DSLRs, Sony XDCAMS. Lenses are Canon Primes, Zeiss SS, CP2, Cooke S8 and she can work with natural & artificial lighting.

 

She's always keen to pick up a new piece of equipment and work out how to use it.