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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

Anglo-Brazilian, born and raised in London, Julia graduated from the University of Bristol in Modern Languages (French & Portuguese) in 2012. Inspired by subjects such as visual culture, visual anthropology and film studies, she went on to work with images.

 

In 2013 she moved to São Paulo, where she worked as a camera assistant in advertising, fiction and documentary for large-scale productions and major Brazilian and International TV Channels  (SBT, GNT, Globo, MTV and HBO) . In parallel, she studied Cinematography at B_arco, São Paulo and Inspiratorium. 

 

After working on the film Cine Marrocos, a documentary about immigrants living in an abandoned cinema in São Paulo, (Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig, 2018), she decided to specialise in documentaries and went on to work on several other documentary productions for TV with the same cinematographer, as a camera assistant. In the meantime she she took extended documentary courses (B_arco, Academia Internacional de Cinema and the University of São Paulo). 

 

She began working as a cinematographer in 2016. In addition to commercial work for brands such as Enel, Abbott and Decathlon, she was has worked on the short documentaries Teranga (São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2018), Projeto Closet (2018) and Trilogy in Prisons (2020) directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mama Mia, The Iron Lady).

 

She is currently working on the short film A Journey with Sol, about a Brazilian woman and truck driver, in addition to other commercial projects.

Julia is based in London and speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish & Italian.

 

CONTACT

+44 7523 666 981

+33 6 21 12 37 19